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Steph Muchai

Steph Muchai

Programme Director 
Governance and Accountability

Steph Muchai was admitted to the Roll of Advocates at the High Court of Kenya, and is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Board and Steering Committee.


She is a seasoned governance professional currently serving as the Programme Director Governance and Accountability.


Steph leads ILP’s work on illicit financial flows, beneficial ownership, access to information, accountability for corruption, access to justice, public procurement integrity and civic space.


Steph regularly provides technical expertise to policy and decision makers, non-state actors and has been engaged in a raft of public interest interventions. She has made several submissions on draft laws, proposed amendments and regulations before Parliament, Executive actors and supported judicial matters. In regional standard setting, she co-drafted the African Platform on Access to Information (APAI) and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.


Most recently, Steph was the East Africa lead for Hivos’ global open contracting programme and before that she worked at Article 19. Her sphere of expertise includes legal aid, law and policy reform, domestication of international and regional standards, safeguarding constitutionalism, civic education, capacity building, brokering partnerships and managing multi-country programme portfolios.

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