Tecla is the former Vice Chair of Kenya’s Truth, Justice & Reconciliation Commission (2008-2012). Her peacebuilding career in the continent spans over a period of 20 years. In 2005, she was among the 1000 PeaceWomen around the Globe who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has a Ph. D. in Peace & Conflict Studies from Masinde Muliro University in Kenya and an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 2003.
During her career Tecla has participated in negotiations and trainings in Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia. She is a speaker at a variety of international and regional forums. She has facilitated trainings for COPA in South Africa and in Kenya.