The KHRC has, since its inception, advocated for constitutional change that would secure for Kenyan people governance systems and structures that promote, protect and enhance the full spectrum of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The promulgation of the constitution this year is the first major step toward this vision.
However, impunity, indifference to corruption, tribalism, nepotism and apathy towards political participation are but a few of the enduring attitudes of the past despotic epochs. If the new constitution is to be effectively implemented there must be a profound change in the peoples approach towards their rights, their Government and their elected or appointed officials. There must also be a shift in the attitude of government itself.
Therefore, the KHRC seeks to engage in securing the pledges made under the new constitution through advocacy initiatives aimed at ensuring the comprehensive observance and implementation of the constitution and the meaningful participation of the citizenry in governance and policy creation.