About Us

Nyarwek Vision and Mission

Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Kenya (NYARWEK) network was formed in 2009 as an LGBTI coalition. NYARWEK Network is officially registered as LET GOOD BE TOLD IN US. The headquarters based in Nyanza to advocate for the rights of the LGBTI in Nyanza, Rift Valley and western Kenya with a view to build capacities of its members, integrate views and advocate for their rights.

NYARWEK mandate is to coordinate, network and link activities of the member groups to enable us advocate for the rights and give voice for the LGBTIQ in rural. pre-urban and urban by integrating, collating views for lobbying and advocating for its members.

Overview of Nyarwek Network

We are located in Tom Mboya, besides Josana Academy Near KMET Education Centre, Off Indusi Road, Pamba Rd, Kisumu.

Core Values

 

Inclusivity: We acknowledge the diversity that exists within the society and live

with the principle of subsidiarity in diversity and collective responsibility.

 

Integrity: We practice trust, fairness and faithfulness in all the organization’s

undertakings.

 

Professionalism: We are committed to effectiveness and efficiency while

performing responsibilities and duties to attain expected outcomes.

 

Respect: We believe that no one person has monopoly of knowledge. We shall

therefore, promote diversity and teamwork in all undertakings.

 

Social justice: We affirm that all persons should enjoy rights and freedoms

regardless of their, race, religion, tribe or sexual orientation.

 

Collaboration and networking: We believe in collaboration, partnership and

networking with other like-minded organizations and government institutions.

Goal

A society where LGBTIQ co-exist harmoniously with the community at large.

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Governance

Board of Governors

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Gary W. Harper, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public health where he is also Director of the Office of Undergraduate Education and Associate Director.He is in charge of Public Relations/International Relations within the Board.

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Joshua Khamati Shiveka has a strong and dynamic personality and extensive experience in counselling and Training of trainers in HIV related courses

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Mr. Francis Otieno Rakewa has extensive experience in law and development having specialized experience in the field of law, HIV and health related human Rights and general legal practice.He is the one responsible for Legal Services within the Board.

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Easter Okech is the Executive Director and Programs Coordinator of Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO). She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Accounting Option from the University of East Africa, Baraton and an ACCA Certificate.She is responsible for Gender and Feminist within the Board.

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Archbishop Betty Ketch Anyang who runs a Psychiatric/ Consultant Clinic has years of experience in Psychological counseling and Nursing.She is an Archbishop with African Israel Nineve Church and National Vice Chair of Interreligious Council of Kenya. She is responsible for Religious Work within the Board.

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Okal Duncan Owuor career is hinged in Community development with special interest in epidemiology. He has been involved for over 9 years in implementation of research studies which include cross sectional surveys, cohort studies and clinical trials .Mr. Okal is responsible for Monitoring ,Research and Implementation within the Board.

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Daniel Peter Onyango Olwango is the Executive Director and Founder of the Organisation.He is proficient in community empowerment services, advocacy and paralegal activities in line to the concern of minority groups in entire world with an aim of upbringing an equitable, free justice and fair society.

Partners

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