Prof. Marion Mutugi, EBS
Marion Wanjiku Mutugi, a professor of genetics graduated with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1993. The dynamic scholar, trainer, manager who is widely published in her area of medical genetics and more recently bioethics has a personal motto; “What’s worth doing, is worth doing well”. Her current focus is ethical application of research findings and advances in science for the promotion and protection of human rights.
Prof Mutugi who has worked in various public and private research institutions and universities is currently a Commissioner with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR). She previously served as the Vice Chancellor of Amref International University (AMIU); She is an accomplished trainer through whose hands many professionals in the region have passed.
At KNCHR, Prof Mutugi is the chair with oversight role of Research Advocacy and Outreach activities. One of her interests is on environmental rights and their intersection as well as impact on social, economic and cultural rights. She believes upholding environmental rights will have a positive cascading effect on climate change, livelihoods and security.
Prof Mutugi has been involved in many international and national government activities in various agencies, institutions, committees and taskforces. In 2011, the President of the Republic of Kenya awarded the mother of two adult children with the “Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.)” in recognition of her service to the Nation.…………………………………………………………………...