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Katiba Institute Director and Professor of law, Prof Yash Pal Ghai was on Friday 10th June 2016 admitted to the Kenyan Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. The ceremony was conducted in the Chief Justice’s Chambers in the presence of other senior counsels including Pheroze Nowrjee, Paul Muite among others.


Katiba Institute on 10th June 2016 together with Sandra Ochola Launched a book titled “Teens Guide To The Constitution of Kenya” at State House Girls Nairobi. The book is written for the easy understanding of teenagers. It gives the background to the constitutional struggle, highlights and discusses the Chapters of the constitution and invites the Teens to engage in critical thinking about the constitution. The Launch was attended by The Hon Lady Justice Martha Koome of the Court of Appeal, Hon Raphael Tuju, Her Excellency Mrs. koleka Anita Mqulwana-South African High Commissioner, Yash Pal Ghai, Jill Cotrell Ghai and the author Sandra Ochola.


Katiba Institute together with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Independent Medico-Legal Unit, Mid Rift Human Rights Network with support from the Danish Institute Against Torture launched a booklet titled “101 things you wanted to know about the police but were too afraid to ask’. The booklet gives systematic and wholesome information to the reader about the Police and the rights, duties and responsibilities of bot the Police and Members of the Public. The booklet will be used in civic engagements and also in training of the Police. The Launch was done at the Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi on 17th of May 2016.


The Katiba Institute  in co-operation with the Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ), Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Kenya School of Government (KSG) and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London, will hold a workshop on 21 and 22 March 2016 on Article 47 of the Constitution and judicial review in Kenya. The workshop will be held at the Kenya School of Government.


Katiba Institute has presented a petition at the Kisumu High Court, together with Transorm Empowerment For Action Initiative (TEAM) as petitioners, challenging the constitutionality of the recall laws passed by Parliament. 

Katiba Institute is an interested party in a petition by the Law Society of Kenya challenging the constitutionality of the amendments to the JSC Act with relation to the appointment of the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice. Judgment date for the case has been set for April 28th 2016. 

Katiba Institute (KI) and Transform Empowerment for Action Initiative (TEAM), Media Breakfast meeting on the Recall Law Petition at the Imperial hotel Kisumu 15th March 2016


Katiba Institute (KI) was established in 2011 with the mission of supporting the implementation of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution, helping to resist effort to undermine that Constitution, and generally to assist in developing a culture of constitutionalism in Kenya. It undertakes constitutional research, comments on policy and laws from a constitutional perspective, publishes books and other material on the Constitution. A great deal of its work is going to court, to enforce rights under the Constitution and ensure the proper performance of constitutional duties and responsibilities. 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. KI is a company limited by guarantee. It is headed by an Executive Director (ED), and has a distinguished Board. KI carries out its operations under several departments, each with a department head; these heads, together with the ED, form the senior management team. The departments are Public Interest Litigation Unit; Research and Publication with civic education and capacity building, Finance and Administration and Institutional Strengthening. Staff in the various departments do not work in silos but operate in a consultative and cooperative manner. KI also provides internship opportunities for students to develop their skills through working on various projects, under the supervision of staff members. 

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