• Ben Sihanya University of Nairobi
  • Nelly Kiragu
Keywords: Breastfeeding, Human Rights, Kenya


This paper discusses breastfeeding as a human right in Kenya.

Author Biographies

Ben Sihanya, University of Nairobi

Prof Ben M. Sihanya is an IP, Education and Constitutional Law Professor, Public Interest Advocate, Public Interest Intellectual, Poet and Mentor, University of Nairobi Law School, Prof Ben Sihanya Advocates and Sihanya Mentoring. This article is inspired by Ben M. Sihanya (2013) “Public participation and public interest lawyering under the Kenyan Constitution: theory, process and reforms,” Vol. 9 (1) , Law Society of Kenya Journal, 1–32 that developed from -Prof Ben Sihanya, ‘Regulate Breast Milk Substitutes Equitably’ (Health) <> accessed 22 August 2023.

Nelly Kiragu

Ms Nelly Kiragu is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner of Oaths and lecturer at Mount Kenya University Parklands Law Campus. Ms Kiragu’s contribution is inspired by her LLM Research Project Paper, Nelly Kiragu (2019) Assessing the Legal Measures that Promote Breastfeeding in Kenya. Ben M. Sihanya was the reader and supervisor of corrections. The Research Project Paper was inspired by the two articles by Prof Ben M. Sihanya and his presentation on Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) in the Law and Development class. 1 J. Law, “The Politics of Breastfeeding: Assessing Risk, Dividing Labor,” (The University of Chicago Press 2000) Volume 25 No 2 < > (accessed 7 January 201) 436.