Commission on Administrative Justice

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The Commission on Administrative Justice of Kenya also known as The Office of the Ombudsman is a government Commission established under the Commission on Administrative Justice Act 2011 pursuant to Article 59 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya.[1]


The Key functions of the Commission are:

  • Quasi-judicial mandate to deal with maladministration.
  • Ensuring compliance with leadership, integrity and ethics requirements.
  • Litigation and quasi- judicial functions.
  • Reporting Obligation.
  • Training of Government Ministries Departments and agencies.
  • Resolution of inter-governmental conflicts.
  • Provision of advisory opinions and recommendations
  • Promotion of Constitutionalism and Human Rights advocacy and;
  • Performance contracting


The current membership of the Commission on Administrative Justice is as follows:[2]

Notable Events[edit]

On 17 December 2012 the Commission wrote a letter to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stating that 36 Kenyans including 2 Members of Parliament, Gideon Mbuvi and Ferdinand Waititu were unfit to hold office and therefore ineligible participate in the upcoming General election.[3] Also on the list were 22 commissioners of the now defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya who were accused of mismanaging the 2007 General Election.[4]


External links[edit]

  • [1] 'Official Site'