Rose Wachuka is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kenya. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and previously served as a strategy and policy Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. She advised on many aspects of Foreign Policy including the Governance Mechanisms of the African Union.
Rose commenced her law career as a practicing Advocate (Barrister) specialising in Constitutional and Public Interest Litigation at the firm of Waweru Gatonye & Company Advocates. In 2012, she joined the Supreme Court of Kenya as a Law Clerk and served in this capacity until 2015. During this period, she served with the inaugural Supreme Court Justices to develop Kenya’s indigenous constitutional and public interest jurisprudence. She has contributed to the authorship of several books with the most recent being a paper on “Participation During Kenya’s Constitution Making Process” with Prof. Yash Pal Ghai, former Chairman of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) and renowned constitutional law Professor.
Rose holds a Law degree from Moi University, Kenya, a Masters in International Relations (Diplomacy and Foreign Policy) (MAIR) from the United States International University, Africa and a Master of Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.