KcK addresses the problem of governments in East Africa not respecting their constitutions, which leads to gross human rights violations, marginalisation, oppression, civil strife and coups. As a think tank, KcK provides critical and up to date information to East Africans on constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development. For example, KcK's fact-finding missionsprovide information and give prominence to critical constitutional, governance and democratic issues peculiar to specific countries and the region.
Her Annual State of Constitutionalism Project that audits the constitutional and governance landscape in the region is a useful source of information on the progress, challenges and prospects in the area. KcK's work aims to empower East Africans to hold their governments answerable in order to influence the way they are governed so that there is ultimately a respectful relationship between the leaders and the led.
Constitutionalism that promotes good governance and democratic development in Eastern Africa.
To promote a culture of constitutionalism, where the constitution is a living document that reflects the aspirations and needs of men and women in democratic and participatory governance in Eastern Africa.
We at Kituo cha Katiba value:
- Inclusive participation.
- Respect for human rights and rule of law.
- Equality and non-discrimination.
- Accountability, transparency, integrity and consistency.
- To undertake research, production, collection, data banking, archiving and disseminating of information, and to promote the use of ICT to foster public dialogue and debate.
- To provide effective mechanisms and fora to engage in dialogue, self-reflection and critical debate over constitutionalism, good governance and democratic development.
- To strengthen the knowledge base of the staff to manage and implement it's programmes through training and other forms of capacity building.