Philo Ikonya has written winning poems over the years. Her poetic prose is reads well and is memorable. Over the years she has contributed to many forums.
Initially a Secondary School teacher, Philo then became a self -trained and freelance journalist. She also learns languages out of keen interest and speaks several. Philo defends human rights with a passion in spite of not running a formal human rights organization. She volunteers for PEN Kenya Chapter. She graduated in Literature and Linguistics before reading some philosophy. She has been nominated to enter a biography of important women of the 21st Century to be published in New York and targeting people who have ‘quietly’ made a difference.
Philo is a single mother of one an ardent poet and soon to be published novelist. Her works defend human rights at all levels. She has been a voice in Kenya’s constitution debate regarding women, governance and justice matters. Philo works a lot with younger people encouraging them to be confident and outspoken as she mentors them. She has worked for at least 16 years directly in human rights issues