"In my community there have been alarming cases of maternal deaths. In 2011 it got to a point where we said enough is enough, no woman should die giving birth. So we organised a protest through Bunge La Wamama to raise awareness."
Ruth Mumbi is a community mobiliser, and is the founder and current National Coordinator of Bunge la Wamama, a women's chapter of Bunge la Mwananchi a movement that conducts strong advocacy and campaigning on issues of social justice and accountability in different parts of Kenya. Ruth Mumbi was a finalist for the 2013 Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.