North Eastern Regional Office (NERO) was opened in the year 2006 in living with the Commission’s core value of accessibility. The regional office implements KNCHR’s mandate in Wajir, Marsabit, Garissa, Mandera and Isiolo counties. These five vast counties share certain features which make it possible to design programmatic interventions capable of working across the region. Most salient among these features is the pastoral nature of the inhabitants, very low literacy levels, structural marginalization and sore acts of historical injustices. The structural marginalization seems to have started during the colonial era and formalized vide the sessional paper number 1o of 1965 which sought to stop state investment in areas of ‘low returns’.