The Legal Affairs Division is a division under Department of Justice in the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.

The Division is headed by Director, Legal Affairs.

The Division is further sub divided into three sections namely;

  1. Human Rights and Legal Education Section

The mandate of this section is to;

  1. Establish a comprehensive policy framework for human rights
  2. Ensure state compliance with human rights obligations
  3. Develop a policy framework for legal education and training in Kenya
  4. Disseminate Concluding Observations from Human Rights Treaty Bodies
  5. Present and Defend State Reports before International and Regional Human Rights Bodies
  6. Provide Legal opinions on Human Rights Obligations
  7. Facilitate the Ratification of international and regional instruments on Human Rights
  1. Constitutional Implementation, Democracy and Good Governance Section

The mandate of this section is to;

  1. Co-ordinate and Facilitate Constitutional Implementation
  2. Conduct continuous civic education on the constitution to enhance constitutionalism in Kenya
  3. Give policy directions on the Implementation of the Constitution
  4. Co-ordinate the Victim Reparation Framework in Kenya
  5. Review legislation for free and fair elections including but not limited to the Political Parties Act and the Elections Act
  6. Provide Legal Opinions on the Constitution
  1. Anti- Corruption, Ethics and Integrity Section

The mandate of this section is to;

  1. To strengthen the legal, policy and institutional framework for anti-corruption, ethics and integrity
  2. Evaluation of the impact of anti-corruption measures
  3. Enhancing the consideration and implementation of reports of anti-corruption agencies
  4. Development of a National Ethics and Anti-Corruption Policy
  5. Facilitate Implementation of the Recommendations of Reports by Commissions of Inquiry and Task Forces on Issues of Corruption, Economic Crime, Ethics and Integrity
  6. Review of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the African Union Convention against Corruption
  7. Facilitate the Ratification of international and regional anti-corruption instruments