Daughtie Ogutu is the Executive Director of African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). She is a founder of ASWA and one of the pioneers of the Sex Workers Movement Africa.

Winner of the Leadership Excellence Award ICASA 2017.

Daughtie is a front liner in creating awareness and advocating for the rights of sex workers at national, regional and global levels including lobbying and advocacy for policy reform and decriminalisation of sex work.

She is known for her articulation in addressing critical issues such as stigma and discrimination and violence faced by sex workers across the globe.

Her dedication to highlighting the issues of sex workers, places her as a strategic Key Populations ally to Global HIV and Human Rights organisations such as Amnesty International, UNAIDS and the Global Fund.

Daughtie also serves on numerous committees and board of directors representing sex workers and Key Populations in Africa and globally.

Kenneth Odero, the Finance and Operations Manager, is charged with day-to-day finance, operations and human resources management for ASWA. He holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (majoring in Accounting) from the University of Nairobi.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public accountants of Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business administration at the University of Nairobi.

He has vast experience of over 15 years working in various sectors of the economy including private and civil society holding senior positions in management, finance and accounting. Before joining ASWA in 2015, Ken had worked with BHESP, the oldest sex worker-led organisation in Kenya for over 5 years. He is a human rights crusader.



Meshack Mbuyi is a Programme Coordinator at ASWA in charge of capacity strengthening programming- KP REACH Project (funded by the Global-Fund to Fight Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis among Key Population).

Meshack has extensive skills and wealth of experience in programme management, advocacy and resource mobilisation gained over seven years of work. He is committed to working with sex workers and other key populations on HIV, Sexual Rights and Human Rights (SRHR), and Human Rights programming across Africa. As such, he is a key programme’s team member in the organisation.

He holds Masters of Science degree in Education for Sustainability from London South Bank University (UK). He also holds Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development from Kenyatta University (Kenya). He is currently pursuing Masters Degree in Public Policy and Administration at Kenyatta University (Kenya).

Meshack has practical experience and skills in conducting policy analysis, drafting policy briefs for HIV, SRHR and gender based violence programming. He is also adept in drafting concept notes and funding proposals for HIV, human rights, economic empowerment, and social protection programming.


James Mushori is ASWA’s M&E Specialist in charge of all programmes. He is the key resource person for M&E reporting of HIVOS Global Fund funded three year Key Populations – Representation, Evidence, and Advocacy for Change in Health (KP REACH) Programme.

He is a professional project manager with over nine (9) years experience in community development programs: agribusiness activities, peace building, HIV&AIDS, knowledge management, community mobilisation, capacity building and policy formulation and implementation; seven (7) of which in monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects and consultancy.

He holds MA in Project Planning and Management (UoN) and BSc in Community Development (Egerton University). Currently, he is a registered PhD candidate in Project Planning and Management (Monitoring and Evaluation Option) at the University of Nairobi (UoN). James has a certificate in M&E Fundamentals and a certificate in M&E Frameworks for HIV and AIDS Programs offered by Global Health eLearning Center in collaboration with USAID and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He also holds two certificates from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Introduction to Advocacy and Introduction to Child Protection.

James is a registered member of Kenya Association of Project Managers (KAPM). He has attended conferences and presented papers, for example, Demystifying Cultural Gender Disparities Experienced In Socio-Economic And Political Development In Africa.

Rose Wanjiku is ASWA’s Membership & Communications Assistant. She is a media expert with more than 10 years experience in, writing, editing, web content and social media management. She is a graduate of Media Management, Wits University. She holds a BA in media and creative arts from Moi University.

She has worked with two of Kenya’s biggest newspapers, The Standard and People as an editor. She also has worked with Journalists For Justice as a web-editor and the Somali Investor Magazine as a correspondent for Kenya.

Besides media work, Rose is passionate about human rights and has collaborated in various projects with women and Key Population groups for the last eight years.

She has worked with Journalists For Justice hosted by International Commission of Jurists, Kenyan Section and collaborated on various projects with the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, AFRA-Kenya, Amnesty International, Human Rights Commission of Kenya and other mainstream civil society organisations in Kenya.

Outside the newsroom, Rose has worked with various organisations helping them write the communication strategies and execute them.

Rose also has keen interest in photography.

Millicent Dibondoh Awuor is currently pursuing Diploma in Project Management at the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Kenya.

Millicent is a passionate human rights activist of all key populations. She dreams of a world where everyone will be equal and free despite their gender, sexuality or the work they do.

As activist, Millicent believes that there is no single approach to human rights issues. She is trained on various aspects of advocacy such as peer education, drug abuse, family planning, advocacy, HIV and AIDS.

Rachael Kamau is the Operations Assistant at ASWA. She holds Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from the Technical University of Kenya, a certificate in Information Technology (IT) from Brigerk Computer College, an introductory course in Monitoring and Evaluation through a collaboration of USAID/Aphia Plus and Government of Kenya.

She has over eight years experience working as an administrator. She is in-charge of overall administrative tasks. Rachael is skilled in Human Resource.

She is responsible for monitoring and responding to general inquiries on ASWA as well as as any ad-hoc correspondence needed. She also liaises with the programmes team in all logistical support for ASWA seminars, conferences. She liaises with all service providers and suppliers for the routine maintenance of the office including IT.

Formerly Rachael worked with BHESP as an Administrator and simultaneously as a project officer. She has vast knowledge and skilled in person-centered counseling approach and trained HIV/AIDS peer educator.

Brenda Kinuthia, the Finance and Operations Assistant at ASWA. She is responsible
for general financial support to the Finance and Operations Manager.Brenda
holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Finance Option) from Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K).
She has experience of over 5 years working in the private sector both in Accounting
and Auditing capacity, acquiring experience in financial reporting. She has vast
knowledge in management of Accounting and Financial functions.
Before joining ASWA, she served in accounting roles at ProCosts Limited.  Prior
to that, she worked in the auditing department for Njoroge Kibebe and Associates.


STELLA KAWIRA is a Programme Officer at ASWA in charge of Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) project-which is a learning programme for community empowerment and capacity building led by and for sex workers.

She holds an advanced Diploma in Business Management from Digital Advisory Learning Center (DALC).

Stella is a fierce advocateof the rights of Key Populations especially sex workers through raising awareness and capacity strengthening across Africa.

She has worked with various organisations in different capacities (Future Force Consultancy as office assistance, Community Researcher Assistance supported by Aids Fond, Peer Educator at Liverpool VCT Kenya and with Warembo Sasa, a sex worker-led organisation as a chairperson.

Before joining ASWA, she was a faculty member of the Sex Workers Academy Africa.