The right to Fair Administration Action is recognised in Article 47 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The right entitles every citizen to administrative action that is expeditious, efficient, lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair. It obliges public officers to adhere to these principles when taking administrative action. In addition to the constitutional provisions on fair administrative action, a Fair Administrative Action Act was enacted in 2015. The Act applies to state and non-state actors in their exercise of various powers under the law.
Yesterday, the 18th of June, 2018, Katiba Institute launched the Fair Administrative Action guide. This guide was made possible through a close partnership with the Kenya School of Government (KSG), the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ).
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 the common law. The development of the guidebook involved, and benefited greatly from, public bodies that enforce public administration standards or train public servants on policy and decision making
Katiba Institute acknowledges with gratitude Diakonia for providing financial support for the whole initiative through funds from the Embassy of Sweden in Kenya.