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.

We are located in Milimani Estate, Along Busia Road, Opposite Omega Foundation 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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Vivian Kobe has worked in the Finance field for over 15 years. She has worked as Finance Manager for UHAI EASHRI and AGM-Head of Banking in VFS Tasheel International JLT based in Dubai. She is passionate about LGBTI rights. She is also the Managing Director of VIBA Private Limited.

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Dr. Otieno Kennedy is a Constitution and rights driven medical doctor and public health specialist in Kisumu city. His particular interest is in the engagement of the County Departments of health and the national ministry of health to integrate and mainstream key populations needs and voices in the delivery of health care services

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Rev. Phumzile Mabizela is the Executive Director of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+). She was also Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council from 2006-2011 2011and worked with the Norwegian Church Aid as the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender Justice in Southern Africa.

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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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