Recently I wrote about Audrey Mbugua of Kenya in my Transgender Heroes series.
Audrey has been busy. Not content to sit on her laurels, Audrey has formed a lobby group, called Transgender Education and Advocacy, to advocate for the rights of transgender Kenyans. It is said to be “at an advanced stage of registration” with the NGO board.
We currently have over 40 members across the country. Our mission is to reduce the stigma and tell the transgender victims that we are stronger together.
And low and behold, her group has already paid dividends. Alexander Ngungu Nthungi (legal name) won a case in Kenyan High Court against police, who were declared to have violated her rights and dignity by stripping her naked in public to determine her gender.