ICNL’s resources and information on Kenya.


ICNL collaborates closely with several local partners, including the Civil Society Reference Group to monitor and respond to civic space developments. ICNL supported the drafting of the Public Benefits Organizations Act, which was adopted in 2013. We continue to work with CSOs to advocate for its commencement and implementation. ICNL provides comments on proposed bills that impact on freedom of expression, association, and assembly such as the Associations Bill and amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act. ICNL is actively engaging with the Civil Society Protection Platform on advocacy around the Public Order Amendment Bill and the Huduma Bill.

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Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 26 August 2020

  1. On March 27, 2020, a Public (State Curfew) Order imposed a daily curfew and restrictions on [...]

Global Grantmaking Country Notes

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Kenya. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.


Key Recommendations on Digital Technology and Civic Space in East Africa

Key Recommendations on Digital Technology and Civic Space in East Africa
On February 21-22, 2019, ICNL, along with our partners the Civil Society Reference Group and CIPESA, convened a consultative meeting ... Read More



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