Betty Murungi Biography


Betty Murungi Biography: Betty Murungi is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist.

Murungi attended Kenya School of Law at the University of Nairobi.
In the years 2005-2006, she was a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Murungi serves on the board of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands, and is a past board member of The Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya.
From 2009 to 2013, she served as Vice-Chairperson and Commissioner to The Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission of Kenya and as the Africa representative on the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court.

Murungi is married to James Orengo; a lawyer, and politician from Kenya.

In December 2003, Murungi received the Kenya National Honor of the Moran of the Burning Spear for her efforts in human rights activism. In 2005, she was awarded the International Peace Advocate Award by the Cardozo Law School New York.

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