Meet Marcelino Thuku
Marcelino is a seasoned advocate specializing in human rights and peace-building, has demonstrated remarkable expertise in mediating complex disputes and fostering collaboration, as evidenced by his successful resolution of conflicts over critical water resources between the Kamba and Maasai communities.
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Marcelino is a dedicated advocate specializing in human rights and peace-building initiatives within the Kenyan context. His multifaceted expertise includes advocacy on critical issues such as land and labor rights, transitional justice, devolution, gender equality, and the prevention of Gender-Based Violence and harmful cultural practices.
During his impactful tenure at the Mombasa Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (MCJPC), Marcelino demonstrated exceptional mediation skills by successfully resolving disputes between the Kamba and Maasai communities over the crucial River Njukini water resources in Taveta Sub County. Notably, this achievement was realized under the USAID-funded Kilifi-Taveta peace-building project.
A graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, Marcelino has complemented his academic foundation with extensive training in Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, and Learning (MERL), data quality management, resource mobilization, peace-building, conflict management, and finance & grants management.
Marcelino’s professional footprint extends across diverse geographical landscapes, encompassing urban informal settlements in Nairobi, as well as regions in Garissa, Kajiado, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Marsabit, Mombasa, Taita Taveta, Turkana, and Uasin Gishu counties.
For inquiries or collaboration opportunities, Marcelino can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . His unwavering commitment to human rights advocacy and peace building continues to make a profound impact on communities across Kenya.