Catherine Muya


Catherine Muya is a lawyer and policy officer advancing digital rights and data governance in sub-Saharan Africa through comprehensive policy engagement and advocacy. As a Tech Policy Fellow at the Lawyers Hub Kenya, she leads her organization’s work in Internet Governance and Electoral Democracy. She has written on various issues including digital identity, data governance and elections in Africa. She helped convene the inaugural Africa Law Tech Festival in Kenya bringing together stakeholders from 20+ countries to discuss policy alternatives on Digital Rights. Working with a coalition of civil society, she has supported strategic litigation on digital rights like Kenya’s Digital ID petition against the implementation of a digital ID system without comprehensive privacy laws. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (with Honors) from the University of Nairobi. Additionally, she holds Professional Certification in Digital Identity from the Digital Frontiers Institute, South Africa. She further holds certification in Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office.