Community Environmental Legal Officer
Kinuthia Wanyee was a Community Environmental Legal Officer at Natural Justice, working with communities that were being negatively impacted by large-scale projects to locate remedies through government administrative and regulatory institutions. Wanyee has extensive experience with communities impacted by the mining and extractive industries.
Wanyee has specialized in the political economy and socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the extractive industries, particularly within the context of economic globalization, liberalization and “securitization”. He has a Masters degree, focused on the critical examination of the challenges posed by the extractive industry in the form of environmental and human rights violations, as well as the so-called “resource curse”. Wanyee’s research interests also involves the “free entry” mining system and its impact on mining reforms in developing countries, particularly on individual and collective rights to land and natural resources, including the right to “free, prior, and informed consent” (FPIC).