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Teresa Njoroge

Founder & CEO, Clean Start Solutions

Teresa Njoroge is the Founder and CEO of Clean Start Solutions Kenya, a Social Enterprise that fundamentally equips and empowers vulnerable children, girls and women, who mostly due to poverty related issues end up in conflict with the law or imprisoned within the juvenile justice system or criminal justice system in Kenya.

 

She seeks to prepare children of imprisoned mothers, the young girls and women for the forbidding journey of reintegration back into society after prison.


A Social & Criminal justice Reforms and System Change Influencer, Teresa has a background in Banking and Finance, a career she held for 10 years, prior to joining the social justice movement. 

A Social & Criminal justice Reforms and System Change Influencer, Teresa has a background in Banking and Finance, a career she held for 10 years, prior to joining the social justice movement. 


In 2009, she was wrongfully arrested, maliciously prosecuted, falsely convicted and served one year in Langata Women’s Maximum-Security Prison, the largest women correctional facility for women in Kenya, in 2011. She was later exonerated, vindicated and cleared of any wrong doing in February 2013, after which she set up the social enterprise - Clean Start. She is an Inaugural Ford Foundation Global Fellow, a Vital Voices Lead Global Fellow, TED Women 2017 Speaker and the recipient of the African Female Leader 2018 Excellence Award by The Global Thinkers Forum, UK.