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A surprise handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga has stirred up Kenyan politics as the long-time rivals set their sights on the 2022 ... "Unless there is substance put into the handshake, it'll be a lost opportunity," said Maina Kiai, human rights campaigner.
University of Nairobi has formed a 10-member committee to hear an appeal on the just concluded students' leaders election and which has been disputed by some camps. The Senate meeting chaired Vice-Chancellor Peter Mbithi formed the Senate appeal tribunal a day after a section of students took ...

The first camp was established in 1991, when refugees fleeing the civil war in Somalia started to cross the border into neighbouring Kenya. A second influx occurred in 2011, when some 130,000 refugees arrived, fleeing drought and famine in southern Somalia. While more than 80 per cent of the ...
Senior Government officials who disobey court orders could soon face stiffer penalties if a petition by a human rights watchdog succeeds in the High Court. Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is challenging provisions of the Contempt of Court Act, which limits punishment to six months in jail or ... rights
A recent survey by IPOS released on April 6, has revealed that 53 per cent of Kenyans are unable identify any human rights violations in their home areas. ... According to the poll, 19 in every 100 Kenyan identified extra-judicial killings as a constitutional violation, while 12 mentioned extortion and bribery ...
Nairobi -- A human right organization has lauded the High Court ruling sentencing a police officer accused of maliciously killing a man in Githurai for fifteen years. According to Amnesty International, this was victory not just for the victim and his family but also for the overall fight against ... Human Rights

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Eight prominent columnists working for Kenya's biggest media group quit Tuesday over what they said was increased meddling by government and a loss of media freedom at its outlets. The columnists include George Kegoro, executive director of the Kenyan Human Rights ... Human Rights
A Kenyan opposition politician says he has been detained in a toilet at the country's main airport since Tuesday after he refused to be deported. ... Kamanda Mucheke, from the government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights – which had been instructed by an earlier court order to ... Human Rights
Kenyan authorities should comply with court orders to release or produce in court the opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna, Human Rights Watch said today. Miguna, a Kenyan citizen who is being held in Kenya's main airport in Nairobi, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, should be allowed to enter ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan authorities want to deport an opposition politician again despite court orders that he should be allowed into the country, a human rights official said early Tuesday. The politician, Miguna Miguna, had been deported to Canada as part of a government crackdown on opposition ...
Another community member, Julieta Simenya, said they are still facing several challenges even after getting Kenyan citizenship. ... Despite the challenges that remain, Mr Nguli is happy that after years of agitation spearheaded by the Kenya Human Rights Commission the Kenyan government granted them ...
Human Rights senior researcher for Horn of Africa, Felix Horne , said Kenya should end its silence and speak up against Ethiopia's crackdown on dissent. In his op-ed published on Kenya's weekly, The East African, Felix argued the crackdown on political dissent in Ethiopia is forcing thousands of ...
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) on Monday observed that delays in setting up the Restorative Justice Fund had hindered settlement of reparation claims, urging the government to speed up its formation. KNCHR Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori told Capital FM News when she ...
Monday, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said the action would deal a blow to police reforms and urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to urgently suspend the implementation of the pay cuts until further deliberations. “This is a decision that portends far-reaching and negative ...
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said this will be a means of finding closure to past social injustices. The agency holds that full implementation of the report will help resolve issues that trigger the frequent social, economic and political conflicts in the country. In his State of Address to the ...
The campaign also comes as the U.S. has been warning Kenya's government about worrisome restrictions on the legitimate news media. The group Human Rights Watch has said Kenyan officials try to stop critical coverage by threatening, intimidating and harassing journalists. The United States was ...
“The commission notes with concern that while Kenya has largely complied with its reporting obligations internationally, the State continues to lag behind in reporting under the African Human Rights System,” she said, adding Kenyans have witnessed violations of civil rights and fundamental freedoms ...

Article 19 of the Kenyan constitution states that the purpose of recognizing and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is to preserve the dignity of individuals and communities and to promote social justice and the realization of the potential of all human beings. It further states that the rights and ...
Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori said even though Kenya has ratified several human rights charters like the Banjul Charter and the Maputo protocol, it has not made a declaration on the African Charter on the people and Human Rights on the establishment of an African court on human and people's rights.
Development partners are critical players in the fight against radicalization as a critical challenge facing communities within the coastal belt of Kenya. Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) ultimately believes the effective working, coordination and inter-networking that often happens among CSOs in the region. This is why ...
Hopes of an early release have been dashed by the election of Donald Trump as US President in November 2016, said Shelby Sullivan-Bennis, Malik's private counsel who works for human rights group Reprieve. "Since Trump's inauguration, all detainees at GTMO have been refused clearance by the ...
So when Kenya Metal Refineries EPZ Limited, a Kenyan subsidiary of an Indian-owned company, moved into Owino Uhuru in 2007 offering about 200 .... Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, to release a statement in February last year calling for the government of Kenya to ...
The human rights defenders cited Uhuru's recent visit to Cuba, where three prominent ODM leaders, including Raila's staunch supporter and Kisumu Governor Anyang' Ny'ong'o, were part of the delegation. Some people, for instance, remained Doubting Thomases at first seeing Uhuru-Ny'ong'o photos in ...
The campaign also comes as the U.S. has been warning Kenya's government about worrisome restrictions on the legitimate news media. The group Human Rights Watch has said Kenyan officials try to stop critical coverage by threatening, intimidating and harassing journalists. The United States was ...
Article 19 of the Kenyan constitution states that the purpose of recognizing and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is to preserve the dignity of individuals and communities and to promote social justice and the realization of the potential of all human beings. It further states that the rights and ...
Her son Victor Okoth was killed by the police the day after Kenya's presidential election in August — a vote whose contested result pushed the country to the brink of a democratic crisis and set off protests and violence that human rights groups said led to roughly 70 deaths at the hands of the police.
First of all – Attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)3 on health is a substantive human rights agenda that ... Fourth, Mr. Kiai, refers to the process “given its international and foreign focus with little Kenyan participation or ownership” and “turning counties into ...
“Kenya has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1963 and we remain committed to its ideals and objectives. The Commonwealth since grown and expanded its range and reach of priorities such as governance, respect for human rights, as peace and international cooperation,” he said.
“Israel's warming diplomatic relations with Rwanda, Uganda, and particularly Kenya make it all the more urgent to get our citizens informed of the complicity of our governments in the African human rights crisis taking place as we speak in Israel, which mirrors in many ways the discriminatory practices ...
Muslims for Human Rights warned on Monday that Kenya risks plunging into deeper division and crises if loopholes in the elections system are not sealed. In a statement, Executive Director Hassan Abdille said the reality of human rights violations that resulted in the deaths of many last year "is not lost to ...
After meeting Friday in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tillerson hailed the political reconciliation between Kenyatta and opposition leader ... as well has reaffirmed Kenya's commitment to the values of democratic governance, constitutionalism, the rule of law, and human rights,” Juma said.
Human rights, in fact, are about focusing on the underdog and working to turn the power paradigm upside-down. ... And it is the same as when the Kenya Human Rights Commission would take the bodies of people shot by the police in the 1990s to Vigilance House so that the officers who killed the men ...
(CNN) After months of political tension, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and longtime opposition rival Raila Odinga made a joint television address Friday, .... clashes broke out in the extended election period, with dozens of people killed, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
Sh20,000 was found on him. Human Rights activist, Audi Ogada said the group, that had been driven out of the town last year, were back with vengeance. "The Wash wash fraudsters are back and many people have lost money. I am appealing to the police to move fast and arrest these people," said Ogada.
Sh20,000 was found on him. Human Rights activist, Audi Ogada said the group, that had been driven out of the town last year, were back with vengeance. "The Wash wash fraudsters are back and many people have lost money. I am appealing to the police to move fast and arrest these people," said Ogada.
The Ombudsman services could soon be devolved to the 47 counties if senators endorse a proposal to devolve the office “urgently”. Nominated Senator Petronilla Were, sponsor of the motion to open ombudsman satellite offices in all counties, says its absence in has denied Kenyans their right to access ...
“The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar,” U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said after a four-day visit to refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district.
(Nairobi) – Police and armed gangs killed at least 37 people in Nairobi between September and November 2017, during the second phase of Kenya's presidential election, Human Rights Watch said today. Kenyan authorities should urgently investigate these killings and all others documented during the ...
Kenyan law currently prohibits "carnal knowledge against the order of nature," labeling it a felony that is punishable with 14 years in prison. ..... conduct is of monumental significance for Kenya and beyond," Neela Ghoshal, senior researcher in the LGBT Rights program at Human Rights Watch, told CNN.
To understand what is happening in Kenya, one must begin with the contentious presidential elections of August 2017. After the results showed sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta winning by a slim margin, opposition candidate Raila Odinga challenged the results in court. On 1 September, the Kenyan ...
Miguna Miguna (left) partakes in Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's symbolic presidential oath of office, Nairobi, Kenya, January 30, 2018. ... Human rights groups have been concerned since President Uhuru Kenyatta took power in 2013 at the authoritarian direction Kenya's government has been ...
(Nairobi) – Kenyan police should urgently produce Miguna Miguna, an opposition party lawyer who was arrested in Nairobi on February 2, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. He is among three people, including two members of parliament, arrested in a crackdown by Kenyan authorities against those ...
Kenyan communities near the border told Human Rights Watch at the time that the Ethiopian military harassed and beat citizens, and eventually marched at least four Kenyan citizens to detention in Ethiopia. In the process the Ethiopian military killed three Kenyan police officers. This was all because the ...
“The ruling that forced anal exams violate Kenya's constitution is of tremendous significance,” said Neela Ghoshal, senior LGBT rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The ruling affirms the dignity of the two Kenyan men who were subjected to these horrific exams, and it reinforces the understanding ...
Odinga boycotted a fresh vote in October after the Supreme Court nullified the first one, saying electoral reforms had not been made. Human rights organizations and the opposition have accused Kenyatta's government of attacking independent and watchdog institutions including the judiciary and media.
This is as Ndubi and other human rights activists mantained he was drugged and arrested while in critical condition. ALSO READ: Magaya: We will swear-in Raila as President of Kenya. Police say Ndubi was arrested near Gate D to State House where his car was found stalled on Jakaya Kikwete Road.
Miguna Miguna (left) partakes in Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's symbolic presidential oath of office, Nairobi, Kenya, January 30, 2018. ... Human rights groups have been concerned since President Uhuru Kenyatta took power in 2013 at the authoritarian direction Kenya's government has been ...
(Nairobi) – Kenyan police should urgently produce Miguna Miguna, an opposition party lawyer who was arrested in Nairobi on February 2, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. He is among three people, including two members of parliament, arrested in a crackdown by Kenyan authorities against those ...
NTV, KTN News and Citizen televisions remain off air since Tuesday, despite a court order issued Thursday to have their signals restored. By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville has asked the government to respect and ...
Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) expressed great concern about continued detention of the two pilots following an unfortunate accident involving a ... captivity of the two Kenyan pilots is in total contravention of their human rights and poses a potential risk to their health and wellbeing," Nyagah said.


 

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