Grantee profile


Established in 2011, the Katiba Institute (Katiba) was set up to defend, protect and implement Kenya’s Constitution. Katiba is a civil society group bringing strategic public interest litigation on behalf of civil society organisations and individuals. Katiba’s litigation covers a range of constitutional and human rights issues including: electoral integrity and administrative justice; civil and political rights; economic and social rights (access to health, housing and food); environmental rights, gender equality and indigenous people’s rights. Katiba has challenged wrongful actions by both state and private actors in cases involving large scale infrastructure developments impacting the livelihoods of nomadic herders, fishermen and indigenous farmers; the misuse of public funds for partisan political purposes; illegal evictions of indigenous peoples and harassment and extrajudicial killings by police. The Institute also conducts research, civic education and training (including for lawyers and judges) and combines litigation with community activism wherever possible.