The provisions in the Constitution of Kenya guarantees that every citizen has the right of access to information held by the State or its agents either in the civil or public service; and information held by another person required for the exercise or protection of any right or fundamental freedom. In addition, every person has the right to the correction or deletion of untrue or misleading information that affects them. Further, Sec. 35 Subsec. 3 of the Constitution provides a duty to the State to publish and publicize any important information affecting the nation.
In August 2016, Kenya enacted the Access to Information Act. It lays down the conditions to which the government organs and agencies are obliged to give the information out. The law obliges public bodies to:
• proactively publish in the public interest information in its possession;
• detail the manner in which an application for information is to be made and the manner in which the application is to be processed;
• it sets out the parameters for non-disclosure of information.
In the spirit and letter to these provisions, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights herein publishes the application process for members of the public seeking information from it.
Download and fill the form below and send it to:
The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
Download: KNCHR Access to Information Request Form