Kennedy Mwikya has close to four years’ experience in macroeconomic policy advocacy and LGBTIQ rights activism in Kenya. Currently, he is an organizer for the Kenya Tax Justice Initiative (K4TJ), where he focuses on advocacy and lobbying efforts to remodel the country’s tax policy to favor economically marginalized groups. He volunteers at the Mayibuye Collective, Africa-wide advocacy groups working on LGBTIQ rights in the continent. Kennedy is in his final year of law school at Kenyatta University in Nairobi. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, he plans to continue with and refocus his work in gender equality and LGBTIQ rights research.