The Kenya Human Rights Commission(KHRC) chairman Makau Mutua has stepped aside.
Consequently, KHRC has appointed Davinder Lamba as an interim chair of the board.
Lamba has been a member of the KHRC Board for many years.
“He has an exemplary and distinguished record in the human rights and social justice movements at all levels,” a statement for KHRC said.
Mutua left the role to fully concentrate on the presidential campaign of Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
He is as among the key strategists of the Azimio collation where he also doubles up as its spokesman.
“Prof Makau Mutua has stepped aside from the role of Chair of the Board to concentrate on the Azimio election campaign,” the board said in a statement on Thursday.
“Davinder’s quest for justice stretches back to the early post-independence years making him one of the longest-serving and most indefatigable activists in Kenya and beyond,” KHRC said.
Lamba was the first Kenyan architecture student to pursue a master’s degree in environmental studies at the Toronto-based York University.
He has also served as the Executive Director of Mazingira Institute.
In the 1990s,he was the Co-Convener of the National Convention Executive Council (NCEC) of KHRC said the statement released by the commision.