Katiba Institute (KI) was established to promote the understanding and implementation of Kenya’s new Constitution.

We endeavor to enhance the implementation and the realization of the objects of the constitution through research, constitutional education, constitutional litigation and encouraging public participation. In addition we also work to foster 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.


KI is incorporated as a (non-profit) company limited by guarantee and without a share capital under the Companies Act of Kenya. KI began operations in 2011 and we work all around Kenya on projects that span the following core practice areas:

  • Understanding the Constitution
  • Implementation of the Constitution
  • Promoting & Understanding the New Constitution
  • Research on topical Constitutional Issues
  • Education on the Constitution

In Kenya, KI is dedicated to improving implementation and understanding of the constitution by Research, Publication and Public Interest Litigation in partnership with donor agencies, Governments, and Non-Governmental Institutions. We work with partners to promote changes in individual behavior and community environments using communications and social marketing strategies.