About the Author
Gibson Kamau Kuria is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist. From 1975 to 1987 he taught at the University of Nairobi Law School and defended many human rights cases, which led to his arrest and detention without trial for eleven months in 1987. In 1988 he resumed his practice and was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award. His life in danger, he left Kenya in July 1990 and is currently a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School.