Katiba Institute

Nairobi, Kenya
Joined March 2021

Katiba Institute is a research, litigation, and community engagement organization operating as a non-profit, non-governmental body with the principal objective of achieving social transformation.

Presence in: Kenya
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Right to Information, Women's Rights

Katiba Institute (KI) was set up to promote knowledge and understanding of Kenya’s Constitution and constitutionalism, and to defend and facilitate implementation of the Constitution.

Established in 2011, KI works on many areas of the Constitution including issues of leadership and integrity, human rights, devolution, gender, electoral issues, as well as environment, land misappropriation, evictions of indigenous people and other long-term settlers, and protection against illegality and harassment by the police. Its main methods of working are litigation, research and publication, civic education and awareness, mixed with some activism. KI also works to foster the spirit of constitutionalism in the East African region by promoting exchange of academic discourse on constitutional issues and by working with like-minded organizations to secure greater freedoms in the East African Region.