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.  


Helen Asachi

Helen is working with APP Kenya as the House Keeper. Helen is hardworking, humble and a very social person who values cleanliness, organisation and integrity. As they say cleanliness is next to Godliness, Helen is a God fearing lady.


Dr. Florence Banoba
Health Manager

Dr Banoba Florence is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate training in Medical law from University of London. She has a multi-disciplinary skill set including health management, research, medical ethics and health advocacy. She is responsible for initiating, coordinating, planning and management of the activities under the APP Healthcare Programme.


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
Secondment Development Manager

Matteo is a History graduate from the University of Bologna and manages APP’s Secondment and Masters Programmes. He is responsible for planning and running learning journeys for African prison officers to come to the UK and gain important exposure experiences in British prisons and universities. 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 the organisation’s resources are properly managed. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda (CPA). He has over 7 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting.

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Sarah Gough
Interim Chief Operations Officer

Sarah is an experienced charity finance and operations director. She joined the team in January 2017 as Interim Chief Operations Officer to help create structures to enable APP to grow to the next phase. 


Caroline Gumbi
Administrative Assistant

Caroline Gumbi joined APP inJuly 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. 


Bashir Gwandaye
Human Rights Project Officer

Bashir Gwandaye joined APP in March 2013 as the Administrator, Gulu Regional Office in Northern Uganda. In 2016, Gwandaye joined the Human Rights project in Oyam district. Before joining APP, Bashir worked with The Resource Alliance Africa as an Administrative Assistant and holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Makerere University.


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 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. 


Sharon Twikirize
Human Rights Manager

Sharon is a lawyer by training with over seven years’ experience in Human Rights practice working in Uganda and the Eastern Africa region. She is a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers(Uganda) and has served with the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) Uganda a Pan African Organization. Sharon is currently leading the set-up of Legal Aid Clinics, training of paralegals, drafting manuals for smooth operation of the clinics, ensuring quality delivery of legal aid services and lobbying for policies and laws review based on identified gaps, engaging with Justice Law and Order Sector and judiciary for system reforms. 


Benjamin Kamugisha
Administrative Assistant

Benjamin 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 April 2016. Upon his release, he was offered the position of Administrative Assistant. He also holds a diploma in Entrepreneurship and a diploma in Common Law.



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 an law (Grad ICSA) from the University of Portsmouth. I am an associate member of Clarb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) and I have 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! 


James Kuya
Finance Manager

James joined APP in September 2017 as an Interim Finance Manager and from January 2018 as a Finance Manager. He is responsible for ensuring tat the organisation's resources are properly managed. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK). He brings in over 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, having worked in the private sector in Kenya and over 10 years in NGO's within the region. 


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
Human Rights Project Officer

Kosea joined APP in 2017 and works as a Human Rights Project Officer in Uganda, namely the Dokolo and Amolatar Districts. 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
Human Rights Project Officer

Jacqueline  works as a Human Rights Project Officer in Alebtong District in Northern 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.


Emmanuel Anyanzo
Paralegal Officer

Anyanzo joined APP in May 2018 and works as a Paralegal Officer in Uganda. He previously worked with Uganda Christian Lawyers Fraternity. He holds a Diploma in Law from Law Development Center Kampala. He has also worked with Alleviate Poverty Uganda. Emmanuel is passionate about helping indigent and vulnerable persons in prisons.


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. 


Grace Njeri

Grace joined APP in February 2016 and currently teaches International Human Rights Protection, Company Law, and Law of Trusts. She holds a Law Masters degree in Human Rights as well as a Diploma in Business Management. Grace has an extensive background in Human Rights and International Development related issues with over 8 years of experience working within law firms assisting victims of Human Rights violations.



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 2yrs teaching experience with respect to the UOL program.



Peter Tibigambwa
Country Director, Uganda

Peter joined African Prisons Project in February 2013 and is our Country Director at the Kampala (Uganda) Office. 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 running key operations in Uganda including time in the field working directly with prisons and prison officers.


Clare Ayebare
Legal Aid Officer

Clare is a practising advocate of all Courts of Judicature in the Republic of Uganda with a Bachelor's degree from Makerere University and a Post graduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala. Clare is a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society with vast experience in legal practice and organisational programming. She has keen interest in access to justice.