Melissa Kathleeen Wanjiru Mungai (LL. B Strathmore) is Graduate Assistant at Strathmore Law School. She is also an editor at the Strathmore University Press. Melissa served as the second editor-in-chief of the Strathmore Law Review and has gained work experience as legal intern at Strathmore Centre for Law and Policy, Strathmore University Legal and Governance Office, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA, Zambia) and Dentons Hamilton Harrison and Mathews (HH&M), and research assistant at Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies. She has a keen interest in African literature especially historical fiction.
Journal/Journal Articles: Contributor in Strathmore Law Review volume 1 (2016) Strathmore University Press “Fragmentation in a bid to Defragment: Decentralisation as a Solution to the Challenge of Inclusion in Kenya”. Contributor in Strathmore Law Review volume 2 (2017) Strathmore University Press “Installing a more Coercive Senate for Enhanced Fiscal Capacity within the Counties of Kenya”. Co-authored in Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy volume 19 (2017) “Recurrent Chronicles of Environmental Injustice in the Northern Frontier Districts (NFDs) and the Kenyan Coast”. Contributor in Strathmore Law Review volume 3 (2018) Strathmore University Press “When Courts do Politics: Public Interest Law and Litigation in East Africa by J Oloka- Onyango” (Book review). Authored in Journal of Law & Ethics volume 4 (2019) Centre for Jurisprudence &; Constitutional Studies “Testing Alternatives: Private Prosecutions as a Useful Anti- Corruption Tool in Kenya”. Chapter in book: Authored “Manoeuvring through Legal Ambiguity: Dispersing of Unlawful Protests in Kenya” in Policing Protests in Kenya, Mutuma Ruteere & Patrick Mutahi (eds), Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (2019), available at https://www.chrips.or.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CHRIPS-Policing-Protests-in-Kenya-full-book.pdf. Policy brief: CHRIPS Policy Brief No. 1 May 2019 “Police Management of Public Assemblies in Kenya”, available at https://www.chrips.or.ke/commentary/police-management-of-public-assemblies-in-kenya/. Reports: CHRIPS Report No. 2 January 2019 “Trends of Violent Extremist Attacks and Arrests in Kenya, December 2017 – December 2018”, available at https://www.chrips.or.ke/publications/research-reports/trends-of-violent-extremist-attacks-and-arrests-in-kenya-december-2017-december-2018/. CHRIPS Report No. 3 January 2020 “Trends of Violent Extremist Attacks and Arrests in Kenya, January 2019 - December 2019”, available at https://www.chrips.or.ke/publications/research-reports/trends-of-violent-extremist-attacks-and-arrests-in-kenya-january-2019-december-2019/. Media article: Op-Ed (2019) “How Should Police Arrest Persons with Disabilities?” The Standard, available at https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001329056/how-should-police-arrest-persons-with-disabilities