The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) is a statutory body established under the National Cohesion and Integration Act No.12 of 2008. The establishment of NCIC recognized the need for a national institution to promote national identity and values, mitigate ethno-political competition and ethnically motivated violence, eliminate discrimination on ethnic, racial and religious basis and promote national reconciliation and healing.
A just and equitable society living in peace, unity and dignity
To promote national unity, equity and the elimination of all forms of ethnic discrimination by facilitating equality of opportunities, peaceful resolution of conflicts and respect for diversity among Kenyan communities.
- Professionalism -Objectivity in addressing issues of ethnic discrimination
- Integrity -Accountability and transparency
- Affirmative action for the marginalized and the minorities - The Commission appreciates groups that are vulnerable and are faced by more challenges, and affirms to generate policies and strategies that enhance their dignity and humanity towards equal opportunities.
- Inclusivity - The Commission commits to treat people from all walks of life resident in Kenya with fairness by according them equal opportunities.
- Respect for Diversity - The commission makes commitment to recognize, respect and appreciate the uniqueness of individuals as well as communities while undertaking to deliver what is espoused in its mandate.
The Commission is composed of both the Commissioners and the Secretariat. NCIC Commissioners include the Chairperson and six (6) Commissioners appointed by National Assembly. The Secretariat is composed of the Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, and other members of staff who serve in two broad directorates namely; Programmes and Technical Services and Finance and Administration.