Kimani Njogu

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Prof. Kimani Njogu
Kimani Njogu (2013)
Kimani Njogu (2013)
BornSimon Kimani Njogu
Kipkelion, Rift Valley, Republic of Kenya
OccupationWriter, Founder and Director Twaweza Communications and Executive Director Africa Health and Development International (AHADI)
Notable worksUfundishaji wa Fasihi ya Kiswahili: Nadharia na Mbinu,co-author of Kamusi ya Karne ya 21, Ushikwapo Shikamana .

Kimani Njogu (born Simon Kimani Njogu) was born in Kipkelion Township and educated at Taita Towett Secondary School, Kenyatta College, the University of Nairobi and Yale university where he attained a Ph.D in linguistics in 1993.. He is an editor, playwright, theorist and linguist. He is published in studies, language and media.

He is best known for his work promoting the use of the Swahili language. He is the founding-Chairman of Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA-Kenya), the Kenya National Swahili Committee which guided the process of developing the Languages of Kenya Policy and Bill. He is the Chair of the Board of the Legal Resources Foundation Trust; a not-for-profit Kenyan civil organization which promotes access to justice through human education, research and advocacy.