Kungu Njuguna


Policy Strategist


Advocacy Department


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Kungu Njuguna is a first generation American of Kenyan descent and a lifelong resident of Louisville, Kentucky.

He is the “Smart on Crime” Policy Strategist for the ACLU of Kentucky, where he advocates in the Kentucky General Assembly for the decriminalization of cannabis and for an end to the ‘war on drugs.’ He is a justice-involved person and an individual in long-term recovery who seeks to end the stigma associated with substance use disorder. His article, I’ll Never Be an IV Drug User: A Lawyer’s Unexpected Path to Heroin Addiction (KBA Bench & Bar, Sept/Oct. 2017) recounts his road to sobriety.

He served as a prosecutor for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and as a city attorney for Louisville Metro Government. He currently serves on the Board of the Louisville Recovery Community Connection and is a former Vice-President of the Board of the ACLU of Kentucky. He received his JD from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.