About us

The National Heroes Council is a State Corporation established by the Kenya Heroes Act No 5 of 2014 in accordance with the State Corporation Act (CAP. 446), Ministry of Gender, Culture, the Arts and Heritage in the State Department for Culture, the Arts and Heritage.


Vision & Mission

Vision: Excellence in honouring heroes.
Mission: To promote nationalism by identifying, honouring and supporting national heroes

july, 2024


A member of the public, an organization, a group of persons or an institution can nominate suitable person(s) to be recommended for declaration as heroes.

On receipt of the nomination, the Council evaluates the nomination in accordance to a criteria provided for in the First Schedule of the Kenya Heroes Act, No. 5 of 2014.

The names of all proposed persons are then published in at least two newspapers of national circulation for members of the public to provide their representations.

The representations are considered and a final list of names of persons confirmed as qualified to be declared as heroes is forwarded to the President for declaration in the Kenya Gazette as one being a national hero.

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