Elsy C. Sainna

Deputy Executive Director

Elsy is the Deputy Executive Director of ICJ Kenya and has extensive knowledge and over eight years’ experience in the areas of public international law, human rights, gender studies, policy and legal reform. Her areas of expertise include programme and project design, legal research, writing on comparative jurisprudence, advocacy initiatives geared towards improving the rule of law, governance systems and the administration of justice. She has supported legislative reform initiatives designed to strengthen Kenya’s governance institutions’ compliance with international and regional human rights treaty obligations.

Elsy is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree with distinction in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) in Washington DC, USA and is also a Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellow at GULC. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and a post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), International Commission of Jurists Kenyan section (ICJ Kenya) and Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA Kenya).