Rt. Hon. Nelly is a Zambian lawyer and is first woman to serve as the Speaker of the National Assembly after going through unopposed. She has an illustrious career as a human rights lawyer and has registered her presence as a civil rights activist. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Zambia (UNZA) and is also a certified Arbitrator and Mediator.
Between 2002 and 2006, she served as the Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission and as Commissioner on the Constitution Review Commission of Zambia from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, she was one of the Commissioners that served on the Mung’omba Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). She has also served as Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Vice President. Nelly is also the Managing Partner of Lukona Chamber, a renowned law firm in the country.
The Rt. Honourable Nelly Butete Kashumba Mutti, received the 2022 Prestigious King Lewanika Royal Meritocracy Award at the Kuomboka Ceremony. She is an advocate of sustainable development and climate change.