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Katiba Institute urges public entities and citizens to utilise the right to access information. 

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Katiba Institute held Access to Information sessions in Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega,and Kisumu Counties between 10 to 14 June 2024. Our meetings in Bungoma, Vihiga, and Kakamega were community engagements that targeted community representatives, local CSOs, and journalists. These culminated in a multistakeholder forum in Kisumu jointly convened with the Media Council of Kenya and attracted […]
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Access to Information: Katiba Institute hosts a community engagement on in Nakuru County. 

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Katiba Institute (KI), in partnership with Midrift Hurinet, organised a community engagement on access to information in Nakuru County on Thursday, 30 May 2024. Participants included local media, community representatives and civil society organisations. The activity was part of an ongoing project by Katiba Institute to empower state institutions and citizens to use access to […]
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Press Freedom: Katiba Institute recognised at the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards 2024

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Katiba Institute team after receiving the Media Freedom Award at the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) 2024 organised by the Media Council of Kenya
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Our latest Newsletter is Out!

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Greetings from Katiba Institute. Welcome to our first newsletter of the year. The newsletter highlights Katiba Institute’s cases up to March 2024. They include a petition challenging the privatisation of parastatals, compensation for the Lamu community, the Community Groups Registration Act (CGRA), and the use of robbery with violence law. The newsletter also highlights programmatic […]
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Kenyan High Court strikes down subversion law, upholding freedom of expression

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The High Court of Kenya at Nakuru has outlawed the offence of subversion. This follows a judgment delivered on 18 March 2024 by Judge Mohochi S. M. Recalling the former repressive regimes, the court found that the offence is a colonial relic inconsistent with the Constitution of Kenya. Also, that the offence is void for […]
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Access to Information: Katiba Institute convenes stakeholders in Samburu County

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Katiba Institute (KI) convened a meeting on 14 March 2024 in Maralal, Samburu County, comprised of civil society organisations, community representatives, the county government and the media. The meeting was the first activity of a project titled “ Empowering State Institutions and Citizens to Use Access to Information for the Promotion of Human Rights and […]
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I Deserve to Know: Katiba Institute rolls out a project on access to information in Nairobi, Nakuru and Samburu counties

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Katiba Institute has started implementing a project on access to information that aims to empower state institutions and citizens to use access to information to promote human rights and good governance. KI held inception meetings on 4 December 2023 and 13 February 2024 in  Nairobi and Nakuru counties respectively and is expected to hold a […]
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Press Release: Robbery With Violence Petition

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Nairobi, Tuesday, 30 January 2024: Katiba Institute (KI) has filed a petition challenging the continued use of laws criminalising robbery with violence and attempted robbery with violence. We did so because the laws upon which numerous convictions were based were declared unconstitutional by the High Court over five years ago. The High Court had given […]
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