We believe that proper implementation of the Constitution would benefit greatly from well researched work that includes detailed explanation of the various concepts and provisions and a comparison with other jurisdictions as to how they are implemented. However, that research must also look at the local context within which these provisions apply.
Why Research ?
A great deal of our own internal work requires research. It feeds into our preparation for our litigation and we pride ourselves on its quality. Research is also essential to our publications, including books, manuals on key Constitutional issues, occasional papers, journal articles, newspaper articles, advisory opinions to government and non-governmental institutions, development of model legislation and critique of proposed and existing legislation and designing of training programmes for the judiciary, developing civic education materials.
We note that there still is a significant need to carry out more constitutional research. At present, there are very few institutions, including institutions of higher learning, that are engaging in the thorough constitutional research that is necessary to help explain the meaning, context and implications of various constitutional provisions.
Therefore KI sees as part of its mandate to include undertaking research on topical and complex constitutional issues which is needed to assist in policy development, seminal litigation and guiding precedent setting judgments and informing civil society work on constitutional matters.
Equality under Article 27 of the Constitution
The book explains the way the Constitution of Kenya deals with the matter of equality. It is inevitably a law book and draws on the cases that have been decided […]
March 24, 2023
Ten Years on: Assessing the Achievements of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
Assessing the Achievements of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
May 31, 2022
Towards Strengthening Participation of Women
This booklet aims at recognizing women’s rights community leaders who are making a difference at the grassroots level
March 15, 2022
Understanding Human Rights
Katiba Institute organized an essay competition on human rights in September 2020. The call, which targeted young persons, classified participants into three categories: up to 13 years, 13 to 18 […]
July 22, 2021
Human Rights and the Constitution of Kenya
Human rights in a Constitution are a way to give legal force to the idea that we have certain rights as human beings; they are not the gift of government. […]
February 16, 2021
Fair Administrative Action
This guidebook seeks to assist public servants to understand their obligations, and how to ensure that their decision making processes, and administrative actions, comply with Article 47, the Act, and […]
February 15, 2021