Rachel Muthoga is the Executive Director, Moving the Goalposts Kilifi (MTG), a community-based organization, established in 2001 that works with girls and young women in Kilifi and Kwale Counties in Kenya. MTG is recognized as an innovative and unique sport and development project for girls and young women. MTG’s vision is that girls and young women’s human rights are realized and protected. Using results based and rights focused approaches through football, MTG aims to strengthen and promote the voice, impact and influence of girls and young women, in the rural settings of Kilifi and Kwale County and in Kenya.
Rachel Muthoga is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 10 years’ experience. She was admitted to the Bar in 2006 and has varied practice and policy making experience. She holds a Master of International Legal Studies with a Certificate in Human Rights from Georgetown University in Washington DC where she graduated with Distinction. She undertook her undergraduate law studies at the University of Nairobi, graduating in 2004. She has been a contributor and participant in the Rule of Law Index undertaken by the World Justice Forum.
She has worked as the Kenya Coordinator of an international development agency working on a program to end impunity for sexual violence in Kenya through strengthening prosecution of such cases amongst other interventions. Her previous experience also includes having worked in a private law firm before joining the Law Society of Kenya, the umbrella bar association as a program officer implementing the advocacy work of the society including legal aid and civic education. She thereafter worked for the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi as the Legal Assistant to the Resident Legal Advisor in the Department of Justice, working on the implementation of the Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiative and providing development support to the criminal justice system in Kenya.
Rachel volunteers her time serving in the Rotary Club of Kilifi and sits on the Management Committee of the Association for the Residents of Kilifi.