The North Rift Regional Office (NORRO) was set up in 2007 to address human rights concerns in the North Rift. It covers a geographical scope of 8 counties. These counties are Turkana, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Bungoma and Trans Nzoia. The regional office is situated in Kitale town and is tasked with implementing the KNCHR mandate of protection, promotion and monitoring of human rights in the region through the application of various strategies in enhancing the realization of the human rights concerns that are specific to the citizens in the North Rift.
The Regional Office focuses on among others, labour issues, matters of access to justice, land rights, children and family rights, mining and extractive industries. The office also lends technical support in the policy and legislative processes in the counties besides promoting institutional reforms in the security and penal sectors. In empowering citizens to be able to effectively claim their rights, the office conducts various thematic trainings to citizens, institutions and grassroots CSOs.