Timothy Murere Njoya is a retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa and a leading advocate for justice and human rights in Kenya. Rev. Njoya received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1971 and Doctor of Divinity from Knox College, University of Toronto, in 1998. He is the recipient of the John Humphrey Freedom Award of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (2000), the E.H. Johnson Award of the Presbyterian Church of
Canada/E.H Johnson Memorial Trust (1995), and the Father John Anthony Kaiser Human Rights Award of the Law Society of Kenya. Rev. Njoya is currently the Executive Director of Men for the Equality of Men and Women (MEW), a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to create equitable gender relations through public education and social action.
‘To change a country is not an easy thing. It’s intergenerational and long term. That’s why we are here: to change this country from a market to a nation." Read more on the Occupy Parliament movement in Nairobi (Reporting by Musa Haron for New Internationalist).
Men for Equality of Men and Women (MEW) receives a Champions of Democracy Award from the Ford Foundation
Rev. Njoya interviewed on Capital Talk on the subject of constitutional reform. Video available here .
- Rev. Njoya will be giving a lecture at the national conference of the PCEA Women's Guild and Men's Fellowship in Mombasa, 21-25 Sep 2009.
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Rev. Njoya featured in the Human Rights Defenders Initiative of the Carter Center.