Who We Are
“Muslims for Human Rights” (MUHURI) is a human rights organization based in Mombasa, Kenya, that advocates for the rights of marginalized communities, including Muslims and other minority groups. MUHURI aims to promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law through research, advocacy, and legal action. Some of the key issues that MUHURI focuses on include police brutality, extrajudicial killings, land rights, and electoral violence. The organization also provides legal aid and support to individuals who have been victimized or oppressed due to their ethnicity, religion, or social status.
We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all people.
MUHURI was founded in 1997 in Mombasa, Kenya, by a group of human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists who were concerned about the increasing human rights abuses and violations in the country, particularly against the Muslim community. The founders of MUHURI believed that there was a need for a local organization that could advocate for the rights of Muslims and other marginalized groups and hold the government accountable for its actions.
Over the years, MUHURI has grown to become one of the most prominent human rights organizations in Kenya, with a strong presence in the coastal region. The organization has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the fight against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, land rights issues, and electoral violence. MUHURI has also played a key role in providing legal aid and support to victims of human rights violations, as well as in raising awareness about human rights issues through advocacy and education campaigns.
Our Mission & Vision.
What makes us different?
MUHURI focuses on promoting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law through research, advocacy, and legal action. The organization has a unique focus on the Muslim community, a strong grassroots presence, legal expertise, strategic advocacy, and a fearless approach to addressing human rights abuses. Despite facing challenges, MUHURI has remained committed to its mission of promoting and protecting human rights in Kenya.