APNAC-Kenya chapter was initiated in February 2001, through the efforts of a Kenyan Member of Parliament for Webuye constituency, Hon. Musikari Kombo. Hon. Kombo is a former Chairman of a Parliamentary Anti-Corruption Select Committee that was created in 1998 to study corruption and its effects in Kenya. Subsequently the Select Committee produced a report that is popularly referred to as the ‘Kombo Report’ and which contained the infamous “List of Shame”. The Select Committee also made recommendations on draft anti-corruption legislation i.e. the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Bill.
The Select Committee’s life ended with the last session of parliament. Together with two other committee members, Hon. Kombo travelled to Uganda in 1999 to attend the inauguration of APNAC. It was after this event that they decided to form a Kenyan Chapter of the caucus to carry on the work of the Select Committee. The APNAC founder members approached TI-Kenya for assistance in institutionalising APNAC in the year 2000. TI-Kenya provided APNAC Kenya Chapter with institutional back-up, professional and secretarial services at TI’s own cost. To date, APNAC has convened a number of meetings. These meetings, three of which were followed by extremely successful press conferences by the APNAC MPs, have been held to discuss assorted Kenyan anti-corruption legislation. On average, 11 out of 21 APNAC members attend each meeting. The founding members of APNAC Kenya consist of almost all the original Parliamentary Select committee members from all mainstream political parties.