In a statement issued on Thursday, the KHRC board described Davinder as an “activist who bears scars of his battles like a badge of honour”.
“Davinder has been a member of the KHRC Board for many years and has an exemplary and distinguished record in the human rights and social justice movements at all levels,” read the statement in part.
“Once described as an “activist who bears scars of his battles like a badge of honour” , Davinder’s quest for justice stretches back to the early post-independence years making him one of the longest-serving and most indefatigable activists in Kenya and beyond.”
Davinder was the first Kenyan architecture student to pursue a master’s degree in environmental studies at the Toronto-based York University.
He has been the Executive Director of Mazingira Institute, one of the foremost and oldest civil society organizations (CSOs) established in 1978.
He was the Co-Convener of the National Convention Executive Council (NCEC) and has been the leader of Operation Firimbi, an initiative focused on “whistle-blowing” or exposing and confronting corruption and other governance excesses.