Meet The Team

Hussein Khalid

Executive Director


Hussein Khalid is currently the Executive Director of HAKI Africa. For the last 15 years, Mr. Khalid has been at the forefront of agitating for the rights of community members at the grassroots level in Kenya and the general East African region. Mr. Khalid has worked with and served as a member of numerous civil rights groups and institutions, including Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), Government Taskforce on Grievances of Coast People, the Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC). He has been involved in various national and international processes to promote and protect fundamental rights and freedoms of the people including giving testimonies to numerous taskforces. Mr. Khalid is a lawyer by profession and has also undertaken other courses including Fundamentals of Social Accountability at Rhodes University (South Africa), International Human Rights Conventions at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) and Crime Prevention in Kenya with the United States International University (Kenya).

Ali Fujo

Program Assistant


Ali Fujo is a human rights activist furthermore he is a thespian. Fujo has worked with several CBOs and NGOs include Azhar Arts Troupe (AAT), Mombasa Youth Counseling centre (MYCC), Population Service International (PSI), and Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) as a community health educator, Human Rights Thespian and a peer educator. Mr. Fujo has been certified as a community sensitizer on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Peace Management, Social Audit, and Cyber Peer Educator. Currently Fujo works for HAKI Africa as a program assistant and head of Youth Engagement and empowerment Project (YEEP).

Salma Hemed

Program Officer


Salma Hemed is a Program Officer at HAKI Africa. Salma is currently pursuing her degree in business management specializing in project planning. Salma has been working in the NGO sector for several years. Before HAKI Africa, she worked at Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI).Salma has been trained and facilitated in various local, national and International seminars including Social Protection Course in Arusha,Tanzania, Digital and Physical Security training in Kampala, Uganda and Harm Reduction course for drug users in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Salma is a certified Pan Africa Human Rights Defender and a trainer in security management.As a staff of HAKI Africa, she continues to be an effective Gender Rights county mobiliser who works to agitate for the rights of women and children.