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National Gender and Equality Commission

The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) was established by the National Gender and Equality Commission Act, 2011 pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya. It is one of the three (3) successor commissions, NGEC, Commission on Administrative Justice and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights), to the Kenya National Human Rights and Equality Commission (KNHREC) established in Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. NGEC’s mandate is informed by Section 8 of the National Gender and Equality Commission Act 2011.

As a Constitutional Commission, NGEC is bound by Article 249 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which provides the objects of the commissions and the independent offices as being to protect the sovereignty of the people; secure the observance by all State organs of democratic values and principles; and promote constitutionalism. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 has several provisions to guide NGEC in the implementation of its mandate. In particular, Article 10 on National Values and Principles of Governance includes; human dignity, equity, inclusiveness equality, non-discrimination and protection of the marginalized.

Special Interest Groups

NGEC focuses on Special Interest Groups, which include women, youth, persons with disabilities (PWDs), children, the older members of society, minorities and marginalized groups.

Gender Commission Kenya

A society free from gender inequality and all forms of discrimination

Gender Commission Kenya

To promote gender equality and freedom from all forms of discrimination in Kenya, especially for special interest groups through ensuring compliance with policies, laws and practice

Gender Commission Kenya
core values

Fairness, Inclusiveness, Accountability, Teamwork and Integrity

Dr. Joyce Mwikali Mutinda, PhD, EBS


The Commission

The Commissioners are appointed by the President of the Republic and serve a one six year term.

Dr. Muriithi J. Chomba Munyi, PhD, MBS

Vice Chairperson

Thomas Okoth Koyier


Caroline Naikena Lentupuru, HSC


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