Ni Sisi! Is an ideology born of hundreds of honest conversations with hundreds of Kenyans across the country. Despite markedly different challenges to life from one town to another, a few things stand out. All Kenyans have some powerful things in common. Kenyans feel dis-empowered to engage their leaders in day to day civic matters. Kenyans do not trust the security apparatus. Kenyans feel left out of the economic fruits that the elite are always talking about.
Ni Sisi! starts at the bottom, connecting individuals and a wide variety of grassroots organizations working for positive social change around a set of core values.
Our core values
Ni Sisi! believes in the core values of Respect, Diversity and Self Belief.
Respect: Ni SiSi! encourages mutual respect for all regardless of social, cultural, political or economic status.
Diversity: Ni Sisi! believes that our diversity is what glues us together as a nation. Diversity recognises inclusivity and harmony among all Kenyans.
Self Belief: Ni Sisi’s rallying call is that Kenya’s problems have Kenyan- grown solutions that are implemented by Kenyans.
Ni Sisi! works towards building a critical mass of like-minded citizens striving for a better Kenya. Most of our work is done in the grassroots level. Ni Sisi! Fights for social justice of all Kenyans and in that space, we campaign against corruption in public offices and call to know how resources are being distributed and used to better the lives of all Kenyans. In this regard, Ni Sisi! seeks for accountability in the extractive sector, tax justice, devolution and extra judicial killings.
Women have been at the front in advocating for the end of rape, gender based violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, early marriage and beading. Ni Sisi! has joined this cause by supporting justice for all who face these acts.
Ni Sisi! Promotes good governance by urging Kenyans to know that their vote is the choice. Therefore, Ni Sisi! is part of the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu – My Vote My Choice movement.
As part of the Civil Society Ni Sisi! supports the implementation of Public Benefits Organization (PBO Act) which facilitates establishment, operations, self-regulation, by voluntary non-state citizens’ initiatives.
Ni Sisi! seeks to highlight the positive outcomes done by Kenyans in their communities.
Ni Sisi! It is us!