Lawrence M. Mute is a Commissioner with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights where he is serving his second term after initially being appointed to that office in 2003. Mute, who has degrees from the universities of Nairobi (LLB) and Warwick (LLM Law in Development), has also worked with the Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION).
Mute provides the KNCHR with leadership in areas of legislation and policy-making. He has written on constitutional, media, disability and international human rights issues; and he participated in momentous processes such as the preparation of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
As a person with disability himself, he has first hand understanding of the implications of discrimination.