Waruguru Kaguongo is Senior Advisor in the Alliances and Partnerships Program, which focuses on working more closely with Human Rights Watch’s local partners to strengthen human rights. She leads the Program’s work in Kenya.
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Waruguru was a research fellow with the International Centre for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL) supporting the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association. She previously worked as a researcher at the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and as a legal officer at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in Kenya. Waruguru is a graduate of the Universities of Nairobi in Kenya and Pretoria in South Africa.