Strategic Plan

KNCHR Strategic Plan 2023-2028Strategic Plan 2023-2028

This Strategic plan (2023-2028) aligns itself with Kenya’s overarching national policy frameworks, notably Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Plan IV. Rooted in these blueprints, KNCHR strategically navigates the human rights landscape, ensuring synergies with the nation’s socio-economic development and fostering a comprehensive approach. Moreover, the strategic plan is attuned to the Government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA), emphasizing inclusivity and empowerment. By harmonizing its objectives with these frameworks, KNCHR strategic plan thus manifests a precise alignment to national priorities, ensuring a symbiotic relationship between human rights advocacy and Kenya’s developmental trajectory.. Download Report


Strategic Plan 2018-2023
During the period, the National Commission will use the full range of its constitutive and statutory powers to advance equality and human rights in our country. Over the next five years and operating within the available resources, the National Commission will prioritise specific key results areas of work. It will endeavour to take action on every human rights issue that emerges within the very broad scope of its mandate. In this respect, our Strategic Plan is ambitious, and it has set out four key strategic objectives. The National Commission aims to address a range of important human rights issues which will make a real difference to people’s experiences and life at the grassroots level. In achieving improvements in fundamental human rights and freedoms outcomes our clarion call during the planned period shall be; Human Rights for all, at all times - Haki kwa wote, kila wakati. Download Report


Strategic Plan 2015-2018

This is the fourth strategic plan of the Commission since inception. The Commission seeks to build upon the achievements under the previous strategic plans and also respond to the changing environment. KNCHR is glad to note that there have been myriad transformations in public and private spheres with respect to nurturing a human rights culture in the republic of Kenya. The popular "Haki yetu" slogan commonly chanted by the public in agitation of their rights speaks to the level of awareness that now prevails in the country. It is a manifestation of the enlightenment that the KNCHR has contributed to alongside other government and civil society organizations. The state has also made some progress with regard to honouring its obligations under various regional and international treaties and instruments. Download Report


Strategic Plan 2013-2018
In this new strategic period, we seek to build from the gains made and lessons learnt from the previous strategic plan 2009-2013, which was developed at a watershed moment in Kenya's history having just emerged from the horrors of the 2007 Post Election Violence. As such the Commission's strategic plan was tailored around midwifing the transitional process in line with Agenda 4 of the National Accord. The strategic plan therefore focused on among others, reducing systemic human rights violations; infusing human rights principles and standards in legal and governance reforms and enhancing knowledge and practice on human rights principles and standards in public and private spheres. Download Report


Strategic Plan 2009-2013Strategic Plan 2009-2013

This Strategic Plan is the second one since the establishment of  the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) in 2003. The first Strategic Plan 2004-2009 did an excellent job of laying a firm foundation for the Commission as the foremost public agency in the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya. The first 9 Commissioners and subsequent Commissioners together with staff teered the Commission to greater heights making it one of the most vocal and outstanding defender of rights. It also distinguished itself in speaking out and carrying work on issues of governance that have a direct bearing on the rights of Kenyans. Indeed, one of the core values most understood and jealously guarded by all at the Commission is that of independence, which enables the Commission to act in the best interest of citizens as opposed to being beholden to external influences and agendas such as government, private companies, political parties, non-governmental organizations or activists. In its endeavor to speak out and deal with issues of national concern, the Commission has not always found sympathy with various parties, indeed there still exist confusion on the part of the public and even some government agencies on the identity of the Commission with some assuming that it is a Non Governmental Organization(NGO). Download Report