Our Purpose

It is the purpose of the Party to advance the Party’s philosophy, Positions, Policy, Values and objectives, and to contribute to the welfare of Kenya, Kenyans and the community, of life in Kenya by:-

  • Promoting the fact that the basis of ecological wisdom is that human beings are a part of the natural world and this world is finite, therefore unlimited material growth is impossible, ecological sustainability is paramount;
  • Acknowledging that unlimited material growth is impossible, therefore the key to social responsibility is the just distribution of social and natural resources both locally and globally;
  • Implementing the principles of ecological wisdom and social responsibility that ensure decisions are made directly at the appropriate level by those affected;
  • Promoting positive political change that put green values into practice through national and county legislation and entrench the core values of the party which are – ecological wisdom, social justice, participatory democracy, non-violence, sustainability and respect for diversity which recognize the interconnectedness of all life forms and the importance of sustainable living for the future of our country, and of our world.
  • Creating political platforms that would promote the incorporation of eco-friendly habits into peoples’ daily lives.
  • Promoting the implementation of policies which protect human rights and rejects all forms of exploitation for any purpose whatsoever. Individual human rights include the freedom to combine with others in common endeavours in representative institutions such as trade unions and community groups. The Party believes that human rights can only ultimately be protected by the watchful activity of such organisations within society.
  • Striving for the creation of a society in which individuals, through their ability to satisfy their basic needs more fully, are better able to contribute to future sustainability reflected in the changes in values and lifestyles, and for reformed social, economic and political structures.
  • Promoting an ecological society offering a wide range of lifestyle choices as individuals and communities seek to establish the most appropriate means of implementing sustainability.
  • Promoting policies which respect the environment’s complexity and full potential value as opposed to established human domination of the exploitable environment as the basis of human power and the basis for hierarchies of wealth.
  • Promoting policies that ensures that human activities contribute to, rather than destroy, the richness of life.
  • Promoting an ecological society made up of self-governing communities of a variety of sizes which will regulate their own social and economic activities. Nothing should be decided at a higher level if it can be decided at a lower one. But the Green Congress of Kenya accepts that regional, national and county governments will continue to have an important role.
  • Promoting social institutions that protects the interests of the powerless against the powerful and ensure the legitimate interests of all people are of equal value by rejecting all forms of discrimination whether based on race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, social origin or any other prejudice.
  • Championing the rights of future generations. The suffering of future generations as a result of global warming caused by current generations makes it crucial that their rights are recognised and championed by organisations within society today.
  • Integrating with other nations in championing the interests of future generations.
  • Promoting basic material security for all. Society should guarantee access to basic material security for all and should provide a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment in both a material and non-material sense. If hardship is even a possibility, a sense of insecurity will prevent individuals from acting in accordance with ecological constraints. A guarantee of security will not ensure voluntary ecological behaviour, but it is a necessary precondition.
  • Committing to freedom. Firstly, wealth and power are often used to curtail the freedoms of the poor and powerless. The protection of legitimate freedom therefore requires restrictions on oppressive activities.
  • Combining with others in common endeavours in such a way that decision-making powers are delegated to representative institutions such as trade unions, community groups and governments.
  • Adopting new economic ideas, institutions and organisations that reduce our dependence on monetary units as the basis of measuring wealth to those that ensure that the needs of all are met.
  • Promoting redistribution of income and sharing of wealth in such a way that everyone has a guarantee of economic security, otherwise people will not heed ecological restraints in their daily lives.
  • Promoting responsible land use planning and management in such a way as to ensure sustainable human development and safeguard biodiversity.
  • Promoting towns and cities structured in such a way as to maximise resource conservation in order to protect the natural environment from pollution and degradation. The Party believes that technologies which promote reuse and recycling of materials and products should be given priority over the production of goods from newly generated resources.
  • Promoting policies that choose to develop technologies that are inherently beneficial to the common good technology, like other aspects of human culture, needs to be used selectively and within limits. The path of technological development is not a given, but a choice made by society.
  • Promoting a society in which people are empowered and involved in making the decisions which affect them. We advocate participatory and Democratic politics. Leadership should always be accountable, consensus-driven and moral.
  • Encouraging the enactment of property laws that are designed to ensure that all have access to the things they need. All those who have a stake in property should have a real say in how it is managed. Common goods need to be accountably managed by the community that depends on them.
  • Promoting access to creative, rewarding work which is a fundamental human right. We also oppose the view that hard work is to be praised for its own sake. A healthy life is a balanced one, including time for both work and leisure. Employment policies should aim to match the work which needs to be done with the abilities of people.