Programme Director, Positive Exposure Kenya & Co-Creator Climb For Albinism
Ms. Waithera is a fierce human rights advocate, mentor and a social entrepreneur who uses her unique, larger than life personality to change mindsets on albinism, a rare genetic condition that she was born with. Ms. Waithera has faced internal and external battles because of her condition, including being abandoned by her mother and living in fear of her life because persons with albinism in Africa are hunted down for ritual killings.
She has over 10 years’ experience in various fields of the disability and leadership sector, particularly in albinism issues. She promotes inclusive communities that uphold the rights of persons with albinism to empowerment, equality, dignity, justice and self-reliance through public awareness, economic empowerment, education and mentorship.
She is a recipient of different local and international awards for her continuous work on albinism advocacy with a focus on innovative and sustainable ways of raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with albinism. Her life goals are to inspire, engage and transform the lives of people with albinism.