KI education programmes are intended to deepen Kenyans understanding of constitutional issues, both local and in comparative sense
Katiba Institute, in collaboration with the University of Western Cape, South Africa, are undertaking a comparative study on critical devolution issues. The study will culminate in a book. In the meantime, some of the topical issues, especially those concerning Kenya are featuring in a series published in the Star Newspaper. Click here to see the topics published in the Star thus far
Katiba Institute applied to be an amicus curiae in the case challenging the declaration by IEBC of Uhuru Kenyatta as president elect.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court of Kenya turned down KI's application on grounds of perceived bias. Click here to download full submission
On April 16, 2013, the Supreme of Kenya released its Judgement on the Petitions challenging the declaration of the outcome of presidential election. Katiba Institute will soon release a review of that judgement soon.
In an opinion published in The Star newspaper on April 23, 2013, Waikwa Wanyoike argues that the Supreme Court judgement failed to accord the Constitution the premium and centrality that the issues in the presidential petition demanded as well as failed to interpret various critical constitution provisions which would have provided clarity on its determination. Access the Opinion Here
Katiba Institute has completed a Briefing for Minority Rights Group International on Minorities and Political Participation in Kenya. The Briefing explores normative and institutional mechanisms for enhancing minorities’ political participation in the March 2013 elections. The Briefing is intended to help minority communities lobby for inclusion of their concerns during the 2013 election process and the implementation of the new Constitution. It is also hoped that those from minority communities seeking elective positions at either the county or national levels will draw from this report insights for engaging with the emerging opportunity structures
Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, both of whom face charges of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court, (ICC), have declared that they will seek office as president and deputy president in Kenya’s General Elections scheduled for 4th March 2013.
In an Article published in The Star on November 7, 2012, the venerable advocate Pheroze Nowrojee argues that Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya does not bar William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta from running for presidential office. It is hard for me to imagine that I can argue with Mr. Nowrojee...Read more