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Ann Njogu of Kenya
Ann Njogu in 2010

Ann Njogu is a Kenyan activist. In 2010, she was the director of the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness, which among other things documented gender-based violence after the Kenyan general election in December 2007.


In addition to her work on gender violence, Njogu was the Co-Chair of the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Constitutional Reform, the Co-Chair of the Joint Dialogue Forum on Constitutional Reform, and a delegate to the Bomas National Conference on Constitutional Reforms. In 2007, she was attacked and arrested by state security forces for demanding that Members of Parliament review their salaries, which were very large despite Kenya's poverty. She and the others who were arrested filed a Constitutional reference popularly known as "Ann Njogu and others versus the State," which was successful in limiting the time a Kenyan citizen could be held in custody to 24 hours. In 2008, she was a co-convenor of the Civil Society Congress, which worked to improve politics after the violence in the wake of the December 2007 Kenyan elections.

Njogu received a 2010 International Women of Courage award.

In 2012 she and her son were charged with assaulting her father but in 2013 they was acquitted.

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