WFD Kenya is currently running the Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) programme which is funded by DemoFinland. The programme runs from August 2020 to July 2021 and seeks to strengthen inclusive multi-party democracy in Kenya by supporting Political Parties to put in place effective provisions to respond to the strategic and practical needs of persons with disabilities within their internal party structures, political commitments and policies.
Since 2009, WFD has been working in Kenya implementing legislative strengthening programmes that enhance the capacities of the National Assembly, Senate, and County Assemblies for more effective representation, legislation and oversight. WFD’s first programmes focused primarily on the National Assembly, through direct support to the Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST).
In 2012, WFD prioritised working with County Assemblies to develop their capacity to oversee and influence the county budget making process, in partnership with CSOs and the media. During these engagements, the Senate often played a critical role in resolving intra–county issues that would otherwise have undermined WFD’s work.
With the launch of Kenya Devolution Support Programme-KSDP in 2015, WFD shifted its focus to the Senate level, formalizing its relationship through a Memorandum of Understanding and a multi-year programme which helps the Senate play a more effective role in providing national support and guidance to county government as per its mandate. WFD has been conducting training and mentoring for both staff and Senators, with focus on the Senate County Public Accounts and Investments Committee.