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  • From left KNCHR’s Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori,Transition Authority Chair Kinuthia wa Mwangi,Atsango Chesoni of KHRC,Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and  Senator Hassan Omar(far Right) during the 21st Session of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights during a live stream of the session at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Friday last week  in Nairobi

    From left KNCHR’s Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori,Transition Authority Chair Kinuthia wa Mwangi,Atsango Chesoni of KHRC,Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and Senator Hassan Omar(far Right) during the 21st Session of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights during a live stream of the session at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa on Friday last week in Nairobi

  • (Front row from left), KNCHR’s Counsels Demas Kiprono and Victor Kamau (lead Counsel) following proceedings at the Milimani Law Courts-Nairobi after canvassing Commission

    (Front row from left), KNCHR’s Counsels Demas Kiprono and Victor Kamau (lead Counsel) following proceedings at the Milimani Law Courts-Nairobi after canvassing Commission's arguments during the hearing of the Security Laws (Amendment) Act 2014 Petition.

  • KNCHR legal counsel Victor Kamau gives his submission at the Court of Appeal in Nairobi during the hearing of a case in which the Commission and the opposition Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD), is seeking the repealing of the Security Amendment Act(2014).

    KNCHR legal counsel Victor Kamau gives his submission at the Court of Appeal in Nairobi during the hearing of a case in which the Commission and the opposition Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD), is seeking the repealing of the Security Amendment Act(2014).

  • Attorney General Githu Muigai(left) makes a point during a deliberation meeting on various issues key among them the Universal Periodic Review with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights(KNCHR)  Commissioners led by the Chair Kagwiria Mbogori (2nd Left) and Vice Chair George Morara(3rd Left) at the Attorney General’s office in Nairobi. Present too were Kenya Stakeholders Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review.

    Attorney General Githu Muigai(left) makes a point during a deliberation meeting on various issues key among them the Universal Periodic Review with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights(KNCHR) Commissioners led by the Chair Kagwiria Mbogori (2nd Left) and Vice Chair George Morara(3rd Left) at the Attorney General’s office in Nairobi. Present too were Kenya Stakeholders Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review.

  • KNCHR Commission secretary Ms Patricia Nyaundi (seated 2nd from left on the front  row) in a group photo where she attended a training workshop for Trainers of Trainers in Toronto, Canada on building capacity of police officers on how to handle  defilement cases

    KNCHR Commission secretary Ms Patricia Nyaundi (seated 2nd from left on the front row) in a group photo where she attended a training workshop for Trainers of Trainers in Toronto, Canada on building capacity of police officers on how to handle defilement cases

Welcome to KNCHR

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) welcomes members of the public to be partakers of the journey of promoting and protecting human rights for all. A public institution, KNCHR operates on an open door and non discrimination policy that allows Kenyans to freely report any cases of rights violations as well as celebrate gains in the human rights sector. We are non partisan institution that ensures transparency in the work we do. We continuously educate members of the public, state officers and other non state actors on their rights and how these should be respected and also to respect the rights of others.

Launch of Disability Report

States have responsibility to protect, promote and fulfill human rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in international, regional and domestic laws such as the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Convention on Rights of the Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “From Norm to Practice” is a report that evaluates the extent to which the State has fulfilled its obligations to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons with disabilities. It presents findings from 12 counties, which were monitored during the period 2011-2013, and other topical research conducted during the same period including the Briefing on Legal Capacity for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya. The monitoring establishes that there are positive strides towards realization of human rights of persons with disabilities.  Download Report Here

Towards A Healthy Nation

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights’ output of ensuring the operationalization of Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya that the KNCHR has partnered with Healthstrat to ensure the right to health is strengthened countrywide. Healthstrat is an organization that works to strengthen systems for delivery of health systems in Kenya.To solidify the partnership, KNCHR and Healthstrat signed a Memorandum of Understanding signifying a vision towards a common goal; that of securing a healthy nation through empowering health structures in counties Read More


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