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Kenya – Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Prototype Constitution

In this article, we are going to look at all the NGO registration requirements one needs to meet in Kenya. An NGO is a Non-Governmental Organization which does non- profit development projects i.e humanitarian, health, education,  environmental, and political advocacy.NGOs are usually funded by donations and can be either local, national, or international.

All NGOs operating in Kenya are regulated by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board which is under the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government. This board registers NGOs and is responsible for advising the government on their contribution to national development.


Apply In-Person

  1. Visit the NGO Coordination offices to make the request for an NGO prototype constitution.
  2. You will have to pay Ksh 300 for a to get a soft copy on CD.
  3. The soft copy document will be issued immediately. No document are required when making the application.

Apply On-line

  • Visit the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board website to download a soft copy of the Prototype constitution.
  • Under quick links, click ondownloads
  • This will navigate you to the download page. Here search for prototype constitution.
  • Click on the prototype constitution amended to download the soft copy.

Required Documents

  • No documents are required to make this request.

Office Locations & Contacts

The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board – Head Office
15th floor Co-op Bank House, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 44617-0100
Nairobi KENYA
Telephone: +254 (20) 2214044 / +254 (20) 2214044
Website: The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination

Office LocationOur Office locations

Kisumu regional Office
Adala Otuko road, behind St Joseph Catholic church
Milimani, Kisumu
Telephone: +254 (20) 2662604

Mombasa Regional Office
NSSF Building 5th Floor
Nkurumah Road, Mombasa
Tel: 0776162231

Garissa Regional Office
Regional Co-ordinator’s Office 2nd floor
(Former provincial Commissioners Office)
Tel: 0733380280

Eldoret Regional Office
Deputy County Commissioners Office- Eldoret East
Tel: 0723278047

Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government
State Department of Coordination
Telposta Towers, Nairobi
P. O. Box 30478 – 00100 Kenya
Telephone: Tel. +254 020 2228411
Website: Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government


  • Everybody is eligible to obtain the prototype constitution.


  • A soft Prototype constitution can be downloaded free of charge from the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board. website
  • A fee of Ksh 300 is charged for a CD containing a soft copy available at the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board offices.


  • The NGO prototype constitution is currently valid as per the second schedule of the NGOs co-ordination regulations, 1992.
  • The validity of the current prototype will be made obsolete in case of amendments in the NGOs co-ordination regulations, 1992 regarding articles in the constitution.

Documents to Use


  • Visit the NGO Coordination offices to make the request.
  • You will have to pay Ksh 300 for a CD containing a soft copy of the NGO prototype constitution.
  • Visit the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board website to download a soft copy of the Prototype constitution free of charge.

Required Information

  1. None
  2. However you may be asked for the name and address of the organization.

Need for the Document

  • This prototype constitution a guidance for individuals who want to draft a constitution for an NGO in accordance with the Non-Governmental Organization Regulations Act of Kenya.

Information which might help

  • A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group that is organized on a local, national or international level. All NGO’s must be registered by NGO Coordination Board in accordance with the NGO coordination Act.
  • Applicants are encouraged to use the prototype constitution available on the NGOs Coordination board website. Please note that constitutions that do not follow the prototype may take longer to review.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • The prototype guides in the developing of sound principles for management and structure, accountability and transparency in the NGO’s operations.
  • The prototype ensures that the new developed constitution embodies the prescriptions of the Second Schedule of the Non-Governmental Organization Regulations, 1992.

External Links

NGO registration procedureNGO registration procedure


  • The proposed NGO must have a constitution specifying its objects. The NGO Board issues guidelines stating what registration will be rejected, if the proposed constitution does not comply with the guidelines

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