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A Partnership between KNCHR and Laikipia University

The entrenchment of a human rights culture in Kenya starts with greater understanding of what human rights are. What better place to create this understanding than institutions of learning, which create ideal spaces for exchange of knowledge and ideas borrowed from history and learned from current affairs and emerging issues. Further, we recognize that the youth form a critical mass of future citizens hence promoting human rights friendly education environments is crucial to ensure a global culture of human rights.

Thus, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Laikipia University have partnered to provide a platform for mainstreaming of a human rights culture in both state and non-state actors through evidence based training and practice.

The partnership between the two institutions is strengthened by an MOA signed  in 2015. Our joint objectives are:

  1. To collaborate in research, advocacy and public education.
  2. To strengthen human rights curriculum that informs higher learning best practice.
  3. To provide opportunities for capacity building for human rights practitioners through learning opportunities.


Key Focus Areas

Complaints and investigation

The Office carries out field investigations on thematic human rights issues within the Central Region and advises the Commission on appropriate options for redress.

Public Education & Training

The Regional Office undertakes trainings of both State and non-State actors, talk shows in the local radio stations, dissemination of IEC materials, public awareness forums, and exhibition in fairs and open days.

Supporting CSOs and HRDs

Supporting and strengthening of civil society space across the 6 counties. Hosts CSO network providing them with a space to dialogue, engage, synergize and innovate towards promoting human rights

Institutional reforms

Monitoring and inspection visits to prison facilities and police station to ensure that these facilities are in tandem with national and international human rights standards.


The office promotes access to justice through Public Interest Litigation and application of ADR mechanism such as Mediation, Negotiation and Arbitration.

Business and Human Rights

CERO engages with the public, the business sector, civil society and the government at both national and county levels to address violations arising from the operations of businesses and the extractive industries.