Hon. Gitobu Imanyara is a Kenyan Advocate and journalist with over 40 years of experience in the field of law and journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors from the University of Nairobi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law. He is also a graduate with a Master of Laws in International Criminal Justice from Strathmore University.
Mr. Imanyara has extensive experience practicing as an Advocate at both trial and appellate levels in both criminal and civil matters and court martial in Kenya. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Imanyara is also a prominent figure in the field of journalism. He is the Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Nairobi Law Monthly from 1987 to 2003 and The Platform for Law, Justice & Society Magazine from December 2014 to date. He has also served as an International Board Member of Article 19 and a member of the International Advisory Editorial Board of Human Rights Quarterly.
Mr. Imanyara has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to the field of freedom and democracy, including the Prize for Freedom from Liberal International, the Golden Pen of Freedom from the International Federation of Newspaper Publishers, and the Human Rights Award from the International Human Rights Law Group. He also served as a Member of Parliament for Central Imenti Constituency from 1997-2002 and 2007-2012, and as a Member and Kenya Delegation Leader of the Pan African Parliament from 2007-2012.