Newton Achenya
Project Officer – Human Rights

Newton works as our Project Officer in the Apac District in Northern Uganda and is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities. He holds a BSc in Business Economics from Uganda Martyrs University. He has interned at Stanbic bank and originally started out as a volunteer with African Prisons Project. Newton is passionate about humanitarian work.


Hilder Achiro

Hilder joined the APP in January 2016 as a librarian. She is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and reporting of all library related technical services in support of educative programmes in prisons. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from Makerere University.


Brenda Ambani

Brenda is a tutor with the University of London programme, tutoring students in prisons in Kenya. She is an associate member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya and the Institute of Legal Executives London (ILEX). She holds an LLB Degree from the University of London International Programmes. Previously, she dealt with corporate law in the insurance sector for 12 years and moved on to pursue her career in international law.  


Sussy Asiko

Sussy is working with APP Kenya as the House Keeper. Sussy is hardworking, humble and a very social person who values cleanliness, organisation and integrity.


Dr. Florence Banoba
Country Director – Uganda

Dr. Banoba Florence joined African Prisons Project in January 2016. She is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate training in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of London. She has a multi-disciplinary skill set including programme management, proposal development, research, policy development and advocacy. 


Keavy Biyinzika
Human Resource & Administration Manager

Keavy holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Uganda Christian University Mukono. She joined APP in 2014 and is currently an administrator responsible for organising  and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure organisational effectiveness and efficiency. She provides support to all programmes and performs human resource duties. Keavy is passionate about working towards bringing hope and dignity to men and women in prison.


Matteo Cassini
Community Development Manager

Matteo holds a Master's degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and oversees APP's activities in the UK, including its Justice Changemakers Journey programme. He is also responsible for leading on the organisation's work in British prisons and strategic development beyond East Africa. Matteo is passionate about empowering others to bring constructive change in their communities.


Emmanuel Oteng

Emmanuel is a Tutor with the University of London programme tutoring students in prisons in Uganda. He currently teaches Contract Law, Public Law and Legal Systems & Methods. Emmanuel is a qualified Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and holds a certificate in Foreign Policy Analysis from the London School of Economics & Political Science.


Bright Evans
Finance Manager

Bright Evans joined African Prisons Project in January 2016 as a Finance Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that APP Uganda financial resources are properly managed. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Uganda Martyrs University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda (CPAU). He has over 10 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting.


Caroline Gumbi
Administrative Assistant

Caroline Gumbi joined APP in July 2017 where she worked as a procurement intern for six months. Carol was then absorbed as an Administrative Assistant and is now responsible for checking stock to determine the inventory level, placing and purchasing orders, verifying receipts and delivery of office supplies. 


Penninah Luwedde
Finance Officer

Penninah joined APP in April 2017 as a Finance Officer and is responsible for ensuring proper accountability and management of the organisation’s resources. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and a Level 2 CPA. In the past, she worked as an accounts assistant with Markhouse Partners. 


Peggy Nyahera
Communications Officer

Peggy joined APP in September 2017 and works as a Communications Officer in Kenya. She is responsible for the practical delivery and implementation of APP’s communications (and brand) vision, mission and values both internally and externally which includes; online engagement and content creation for publications. Peggy is a Communications graduate from Daystar University.


Lydia Karuthai

Lydia joined APP as a tutor in September 2017 taking on the following units: The Law of Evidence, Law of Torts and Civil and Criminal Procedure. She holds a bachelors in Law from the University of London (International programme) and a Masters Degree in Corporate Governance and law (Grad ICSA) from the University of Portsmouth. Lydia is an associate member of Clarb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) and has previously been a lecturer at local universities. 

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Susan Kigula
APP Ambassador

Susan Kigula entered Luzira Women’s Prison 16 years ago at the age of 21, she was released in 2016. Through APP’s Leadership Programme, Susan was given the opportunity to study law. Subsequently, she became the first female inmate to study and graduate with a Diploma in Common Law followed by an LLB from the University Of London (UoL). Currently, she works as an ambassador for APP through engaging in community work and attending international conferences to give inspiring talks.



Susan Kilui
Human Resource & Administration Manager 

Susan Kilui completed a BSc in Human Resource Management at Moi University; kicked off her career as HR and Admin Assistant Volunteer with SHIWASAP, volunteered as a counsellor for those addicted to drugs, HIV/AIDs victims at Tumaini Africa. She was later employed by the Action Aid International Regional office under HR and Operations then joined CARE International as HR Officer. Her career drive is being part of a solution to human problems and this brings satisfaction to her heart. She has a passion working with those who are vulnerable in the society and joining APP was a dream come true! 


Miriam Wachira
Country Director- Kenya

Miriam is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 10 years post admission experience having been admitted to the bar in 2010. Miriam holds an LLB from the University of Nairobi 2005, an MBA in International Business Management from University of East London, 2008 and an LLM in International Human Rights from University of Notre Dame, Indiana 2018. Prior to joining APP, Miriam was the Deputy Executive Director- FIDA Kenya. She has worked with different human rights organisations including The CRADLE, Goal Kenya and Pendekezo Letu. In 2016, she was awarded 1st runners up pro bono lawyer of the year by the Law Society of Kenya. Miriam is passionate about access to justice for all.


Alexander McLean
Director General

In 2004 Alexander McLean, an 18 year old UK citizen volunteering in a hospital in Kampala, visited and treated a group of prisoners in Luzira Upper Prison Uganda. Struck by the living conditions of the prisoners, he bought materials and supervised the renovation of the prison infirmary. Alexander returned to the UK, but continued to work for his new cause both there and in Uganda. He created the charity first as a student society at Nottingham University, and then in 2007 it became a registered charity.


Kosea Wandulu
Project Officer Mid-Central Region

Kosea joined APP in 2017 and works as Human Rights Project Officer for the Mid-Central Region in Uganda. He is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities under Access to Justice. He holds a BSc in Economics and Statistics from Uganda Martyrs University.


Sumaya Mutesi

Sumaya joined APP in May 2016. Up until now, she has been very supportive towards the wellbeing of volunteers and interns who are residing at the APP house in Uganda. Before joining the organisation, she worked in the fashion industry as a designer. 


John Muthuri
Legal Aid Manager

With a background in Law, John is passionate about championing the rights of the vulnerable persons in the society. He has previously worked with minorities and marginalised people; including refugees. His areas of interest include advocacy, research and legal reforms. Muthuri is responsible for delivering the charity’s strategic legal aid initiatives around our Drop-in-Legal Advice clinics in Kenya.


Jacqueline Kobusinge
Project Officer Mid-Central Region

Jacqueline works as a Human Rights Project Officer in Uganda and is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities under Access to Justice. She holds an LLB and a Diploma in legal practice from Kenya School of Law, Nairobi. Jacqueline is a down to earth young lady and a patriot; she is passionate about human rights and always strives for success.


Hamisi Mzari
Legal Aid Officer

Hamisi holds many years of experience in administration and finance having worked in the banking industry before joining APP in 2014. He is passionate about reforms in the criminal justice system and access to justice especially among vulnerable groups in the society. In his current role as a Legal Aid Officer, Hamisi works to ensure the delivey of our justice changemakers strategy.


Maria Nakiguli
Office Assistant

Maria maintains supplies by checking stocks to determine inventory levels, anticipating requirements, placing and purchasing orders, verifying receipts, stocking items, and delivering supplies to work. She also forwards information by receiving and distributing communications, collecting and mailing correspondence by copying information.


Christopher Rwakagara
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Chris is responsible for overseeing evidence, learning and monitoring functions of APP including the development of tools, systems, data collection, analysis and reporting. He has many years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation having previously worked with CDC and on USAID funded projects.


Caroline Njambi Njanja
Legal Aid Officer

Ms. Caroline Njambi Njanja joined APP in March 2016 and works as our Legal Aid Officer in Kenya. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Catholic University of Eastern African and postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Caroline has experience in commercial, insurance and criminal litigation having previously worked at CIC Insurance Group Limited and J.K Kibicho & Co. Advocates. 


Bashir Gwandaye
Regional Coordinator -Justice Changemaker Services

Bashir has been with African Prisons Project since 2013 and was first based in Kampala most famously working on the 'Okimanyi?' Health Project. Since then, Bashir has moved to the Justice Changemaker Services Programme (JCMS) as the Regional Coordinator in the Mid-Central Region where he provides oversight on implementation of the programme. Bashir holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (MUK) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management (UMI)


Thomas Oyugi
Human Rights Project Officer

Thomas joined African Prisons Project in July 2017 as a Human Rights Project Officer. He has over 10 years' experience working in various departments including programme planning,  implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He is a graduate from Kyambogo and Makerere Universities in Education and Development Studies. He is an outstanding and active citizen with a great commitment to serving the marginalised members of the community.


Karen Saidi
Senior Tutor

Karen Saidi Joined APP in April 2016 as Tutor for the LLB (Hons) University of London International Programme degree currently being pursued by students of APP in Uganda. Karen is an LLB (Hons) graduate from University of London herself. She completed the degree in 2014 and is currently pursuing an MSC in Oil and Gas Management. She has 2 years teaching experience with respect to the UOL program.



Peter Tibigambwa
Regional Director

Peter joined African Prisons Project in February 2013 and is our Regional Director. He has many years’ experience working as a multi-disciplinary professional including programme planning, design and management, monitoring and evaluation, IT training and staff capacity building. He is responsible for overseeing key operations across East Africa including time in the field working directly with prisons and prison officers.


Anne Tendo
Paralegal Officer

Anne is a passionate, young lawyer with a law degree from Makerere University, and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. Anne joined the African Prisons Project in June 2018 as a volunteer majoring in Public Interest Litigation. Anne is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the Network for Public Interest Lawyers (NETPIL), and is working with APP (courtesy of the Public Interest Law Clinic, PILAC at Makerere, and the Network for Public Interest Lawyers, NETPIL) to identify and pursue public interest needs of vulnerable prison communities in Uganda.


Jackson Otingchwinyu
Justice Changemaker Training Admin Assistant

Jackson is one of the beneficiaries of the University of London long distance Programme, which is sponsored by APP at Luzira Maximum Prison where he enrolled for his Bachelors in Law before being released in May 2017. After release, he was offered the position of University of London Support Officer. He also holds a diploma in Entrepreneurship and small business management.


Charlotte Andrews-Briscoe
Paralegal Officer

Charlotte joined APP in January 2019 as a Paralegal Officer in Uganda. She supports the work of the legal clinics by drafting appeals and helping to develop sustainable structures for the clinics. Charlotte also assists with research and advocacy for the public interest litigation department, identifying and preparing cases which seek to effect legal reform. She holds an LLB from Queen Mary University of London. Previously, she has clerked on the Supreme Court of Namibia, and has a range of work experience in the human rights sector.


Milly Kakungulu

Milly Kakungulu has been with APP since 2016 and has since been working with the JCMT and JCMS departments. She holds a degree in Law and also went to Kenya School of Law for the Advocated Training Programme. She is passionate about the law and especially helping the underprivileged to access justice and experience equality before the law.


Ehsan Oarith
Public Interest Litigation Manager

Ehsan Oarith leads our Public Interest Litigation programme alongside our Legal Aid Clinics at Luzira Upper and Kampala Remand Prison. He has an LLB from Bristol Law School and a Masters in Law from Newcastle University where he was a Sir Mark Waller Scholar. He has also completed his Bar Training in the UK. He has previous experience of working in the legal sector of Bangladesh, UK and Kenya. Before joining APP in September 2018, he was an Associate Lecturer on Constitutional Law at University of the West of England, Bristol.


Ricky Isaac Ayebare        

Isaac joined APP in April 2018 as a volunteer under the Okimanyi? Project. He is the Organisations Driver with many years of experience, having previously worked with the Great Trekkers Tourism Company. Isaac is a great teamplayer, has passion for charity and serving the less privileged.


Laura Sicola
Strategic Communications Advisor
Dr. Laura Sicola is a professional speaker, leadership communication coach and the founder of Vocal Impact Productions. Laura has spent over 20 years coaching, speaking, training, researching, teaching and publishing on language, cognition, culture, the voice and related effects on learning.


Lauren Clark
Financial Administrator

Lauren is currently studying postgraduate-level law at the University of Law, and intends to become a solicitor. She initially joined APP in June 2018 with the intention of volunteering for the summer, but since September 2018 she has been working part-time as financial administrator in the UK office.


Morris Kaberia
Assistant Legal Aid Officer

Morris Kaberia was released from prison in 2018 after successfully representing himself in his appeal against conviction and sentence passed against him 13 years earlier. Morris is a final year law student having attained his Diploma in law from the University of London in 2016. Morris now works with APP as the Assistant Legal aid Officer at Machakos Prison. He is passionate about human rights advocacy and working with vulnerable prisoners.

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Alex Ileli
Data Entry Clerk

Alex joined APP in 2018. He collects and analyses the APP Kenya data to help in monitoring and evaluation of the project. He holds a BSc (Mathematics major) from Egerton University, Kenya.


Rahab Nyawira
Legal Aid Support Officer

Rahab Nyawira was released from Lang’ata women’s prison in September 2017. During her time in Lang’ata, Rahab worked as a paralegal in APP’s legal aid clinic at the prison. She joined APP in 2018 and currently supports in file tracing within the courts.


Faith Njiiri
UoL Administrator

Faith works as an Administrator under APP’s University of London scholarship programme. She is an associate member of the Institute of Legal Executives London (ILEX). Faith holds an LLB degree from the University of London International Programme.