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Year in review: MUHURI’s top human rights events of 2021

The year is ending, and we’re looking back at our 2021 achievements and interventions that promoted and protected human rights. Without a doubt, we did a lot; however, we selected

Taveta health protest: Eight acquitted of unlawful assembly charge

Eight people who wanted to protest the rundown healthcare in Taita Taveta, but got arrested and charged with assembling unlawfully, have been found not guilty of the count. Some of

ACHPR 69th session: Hold CIA liable for post 9/11 torture, MUHURI says

Hundreds of Muslim men globally suffered kidnappings, incommunicado detention, and torture because of the US’ post 9/11 extraordinary rendition programs, MUHURI said on November 16, 2021. “9/11” refers to a

Kenyan Families Say U.S. Government Fueling “War on Terror” Disappearances and Killings, Demand Records

November 18, 2021, Washington D.C. ‒ Family members of people disappeared and executed by police and paramilitary units in Kenya say the U.S. government is funding and fueling these abuses,

MUHURI to spotlight state abuses during ACHPR’s 69th session

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), on November 15, 2021, started its 69th ordinary session, which will end on December 5. ACHPR was inaugurated on November 2,

‘Ogola Rules’ that seek to keep Kenya police cells safe

The Judiciary has come up with regulations—coded “Ogola Rules”—that will keep prisoners safe while in police custody. The rules came after Judge Erick Ogola jailed four police officers for the

[STATEMENT] Courts should deny AG audience until Executive starts obeying its orders

Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime has become notoriously infamous for disregarding court orders. It is open defiance to the rule of law and the constitution that the President and his deputy, William

Tana River murder mystery: 14 untraced after Garissa police arrest

The identities of 16 bodies retrieved from the Tana River between July and September 2021 remain unknown to date. This is as families of 14 people, whom police arrested in

Daughter died after medics’ strike. Wanted to petition but was arrested. Now waiting court verdict

Kelly Aduo lost his daughter in November 2020 because doctors in Taita Taveta withdrew care. County healthcare workers were striking over poor pay, lack of personal protective equipment, and non-remittance

Cargo trucking from Mombasa port to start November 11—court

The SGR cargo directives will stop being enforceable on November 10, 2021, a five-judge bench at Mombasa High Court ruled on September 30, 2021. The directives—issued by Transport CS James
Caleb Espino

‘We did not murder Espino’, cops say

Five police officers accused of murdering Caleb Espino, a Mombasa tout, have denied committing the crime. It has taken three years for the officers to be arraigned. Police officers Khalif
Caleb Espino

Court orders mental test for cops linked to tout’s in-custody murder

Five police officers, accused of murdering Mombasa tout Caleb Espino, will undergo a psychiatric test, a court has ordered. The officers are Khalif Abdulahi Sigat, James Muli Koti, Joseph Odhiambo

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