What We Do

We aspire to inspire action and social change through our varied programmes.

What We Do

We aspire to inspire action and social change through our varied programmes.

Our Goal

To reduce tobacco-related death and disease in Kenya by preventing the initiation of new smokers, decreasing overall tobacco use, and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.


We aspire to inspire action and social change through our varied programs under our five key thematic areas of health rights and policy advocacy, research, trade and economy, and agriculture.


Research and Policy Advocacy

Evidence-based advocacy is core to our push for effective policies for tobacco control and health promotion.

Capacity Development

We believe in developing competencies and skills for effective and sustainable tobacco control and health promotion advocacy.

Coordination and Networking

One of our key mandates is to coordinate CSO’s advancing the tobacco control agenda in the country and to promote collaboration with key state actors.

Public Education and Awareness

Public education and awareness is key to the mitigation of the deadly effects that result from tobacco use and exposure.

Advocacy Resources

Feel free to dig into our resources fyi and to support our advocacy efforts. 

A tobacco-free Kenya is a reality we can achieve together… 


Tobacco Control in Kenya

Kenya Ratifies WHO-FCTC

Kenya signed and ratified the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) in 2004.
Jun, 2004

KETCA is Born

KETCA is always at the forefront in fighting against tobacco industry interference with effective implementation of tobacco control policies in the country.
Jan, 2006

Kenya Enacts Tobacco Control Act

Since its inception in 2006, the Alliance was very instrumental in the push for the domestication of the WHO-FCTC through the enactment of a national Tobacco Control law – the Tobacco Control Act 2007 (CAP 245A).
Aug, 2007

Kenya Gazettes Tobacco Control Regulations

To operationalize key provisions of the Act, Tobacco Control Regulations were developed in 2014 and later subjected to a long legal battle by the tobacco industry.
Dec, 2014

Kenya Imposes a Total Ban on Shisha

To curb the growing shisha/ waterpipe menace in the country, KETCA successfully marshalled other pro-health stakeholders in advocating for a total ban of the vice. In December 2017, shisha was officially banned in Kenya.
Dec, 2017

KETCA Chairman Bags the WNTD Award

KETCA Chairman, Mr. Joel Shunza Gitali awarded for his exemplary work and relentless efforts in fighting tobacco menace in Kenya
Jan, 1970

Kenya Ratifies the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade on Tobacco Products

Kenya became the 59th country to ratify the protocol to eliminate illicit trade on tobacco products (ITP).
Jan, 1970

Kenya Launches Tobacco-Free Farms Initiative

Kenya becomes the first country to implement tobacco-free farm that aims to migrate farmers from tobacco growing to other economically viable alternatives.
Jan, 1970