The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KIDC) developed the Basic Education Curriculum Framework in 2016, with a vision to enable every Kenyan to become an engaged, empowered and ethical citizen.
Kenya is a multi-ethnic community where people speak various languages and dialects. The Constitution of Kenya, Chapter 2, Article 7 (3) commits the Government to promote and protect the diversity of languages of the people of Kenya and promote the development and use of the indigenous languages. These languages and dialects communicate valuable cultural values and norms, and indigenous language activities will be carried out in the language of the catchment area. This will enhance the acquisition of language and relevant vocabulary as well as the acquisition of foundational skills and knowledge in speaking, reading and writing in indigenous languages.