Answer: The cases that are not admissible by the Commission are covered by S.30 of the Kenya
National Commission on Human Rights Act (No.14 of 2011.) Some of them include:
Matters that form the subject of pending cases before courts or tribunals; Here, if a
matter has been inordinately delayed, the Commission may inquire into the process, but
not the merit of the case.
Matters essentially involving the relations or dealings between the government and the
government of a foreign State or international organization recognized as such under
A matter essentially involving dealings between an individual and the government of a
foreign State or international organization recognized as such under international law.
However, in some cases, the KNCHR may make general inquiries on the complaint from
the concerned respondents.
A matter relating to the exercise of the prerogative of mercy-Section 30(d).
Matters to do with refugees.
Complaints of a criminal nature that require the action of police officers in the first
instance e.g. assault cases. S30 (b) The Commission can however, intervene where the
police are guilty of inaction, to investigate and/or attempt to address the inaction.