Kakuzi has announced the full constitution of its Independent Human Rights Advisory Committee (IHRAC) with the appointment of Mrs. Gina Din-Kariuki.

Mrs Gina Din-Kariuki is a respected businesswoman, philanthropist and champion of Women’s rights.

While confirming the latest committee member, Kakuzi Managing Director Mr. Chris Flowers said the appointment of Mrs. Din-Kariuki, to the IHRAC chaired by Prof. Githu Muigai takes immediate effect.

Mrs Din-Kariuki joins other members drawn from diverse professional fields at the Kakuzi IHRAC. Other members include former Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Board Member Grace Madoka, former Finlays Kenya Legal and HR Director Dr. Brenda Achieng, and Kakuzi non-executive independent director Andrew Ndegwa. Both Ms. Madoka and Dr. Achieng are Advocates of the High Court of Kenya and have extensive corporate governance experience. Mr. Ndegwa is a Chartered Accountant.

With the naming of the Committee, Kakuzi became the first corporate organization in Sub Sahara Africa to constitute and establish such an independent advisory panel benchmarked against the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Welcoming Mrs Din-Kariuki to the IHRAC, Prof. Muigai said, “The team is delighted to welcome Mrs Din-Kariuki as a member of the Independent Human Rights Advisory Committee. She brings a wealth of experience in corporate governance and social responsibility and will strengthen Kakuzi’s effort to remain at the forefront of responsible business practices.”

Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Din-Kariuki said, “I am pleased to join the Kakuzi IHRAC as part of a personal commitment to advance human rights excellence. Kakuzi is making excellent progress by upholding global operating standards. I am confident that the IHRAC team will serve for the betterment of the organization and its stakeholders as well as to demonstrate to a wider audience how integrating Human Rights into a business environment can be practically and credibly achieved.”