Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a semi-autonomous government agency of the Ministry of Education, Kenya. It was established through a Legal Notice No. 17 of 14th February 1986.

Corporate Statements


An inclusive Kenyan Society in which every child with special needs and disability accesses

quality education and achieves their full potential.


To facilitate service provision for persons with special needs and disabilities through human capital development, research, data management, functional assessment, rehabilitation, inclusive education practices, technology and production of educational resources and assistive devices.

Core Values

KISE upholds the following core values;

  • Professionalism,

  • Relevance,

  • Integrity,

  • Equity,

  • Respect and Empathy.