A Secretariat headed by the Commission Secretary runs the KNCHR's programmatic areas. The mandate of the KNCHR is to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya.

Patricia NyaudiPatricia Nyaundi - The Secretary to the Commission
Patricia Nyaundi holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Law Degree in Human Rights from the University of Cape Town. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years of experience. She has vast experience in Women's Rights and has litigated and conducted numerous trainings to create awareness. 
She is an expert  in providing trainings with a special focus on gender based violence and harmful traditional practices. She has experience in training individuals in rural communities, police officers and governmental official .Ms Nyaundi is especially passionate about respect for women’s rights.