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High Court orders government to disclose SGR contracts

Read the judgment Mombasa High Court has ordered the Kenya government to release documents related to the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)—including contracts, agreements, and studies. Kenya built

Police killings in Kenya swell as justice delays—report

Kenyan police extrajudicially killed 187 people and forcefully disappeared 32 others in 2021, Missing Voices has said. Each killing and disappearance raises a disturbing question: will justice be reasonably instant

[STATEMENT] Violent, unlawful arrest of 4 activists unacceptable

We, the undersigned organizations, are concerned that State Organs continue criminalizing Kenyans who exercise their right to protest (peacefully and unarmed), subjecting them to harassment, use of force, intimidation, and

Man acquitted of terror-related charges abducted moments after release

Security agents have abducted Amani Mohammed Mwafujo, minutes after his release from Shimo La Tewa Maximum Prison, where was remanded since 2016, his family has said. On March 17, 2022,

Help me find my husband, wife asks court after his abduction

Sauda Omari has sought a court intervention to secure her husband’s release from the custody of security agents. She testified in a habeas corpus case on March 4, 2022, at

Kenya court sentences anti-corruption activists to six-month probation

  A magistrate court in Mombasa has sentenced five activists and tout to six-month probation after demanding government transparency in procuring Covid-19-related equipment. The activists are Francis Auma (Muhuri), Lucas

CORNEL, JELLE: What needs to be done to have FGM-free Kenya

The Star newspaper first published the OPED here. Kenya committed in 2019 to ending female genital mutilation by this year. It’s been 11 years since the country outlawed this human

Kenyan activists facing jail term for fighting corruption

Mombasa Magistrate Rita Amwayi said on February 4, 2022, that five activists and tout are guilty of engaging in “prohibited gathering” and “failing to keep their physical distance”. The five,

[STATEMENT] Government must respect freedom of expression, abandon targeting voice of critical mass

On Sunday, January 30, 2022, an individual who identified himself as a police officer working at the Coast regional commander’s office, by the name Njiru, summoned Khelef Khalifa to the

[STATEMENT] Protecting integrity and accountability in Kenya’s election

On Friday, January 21, 2022, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officially gazetted Tuesday, August 9, 2022 as the date of the third General Election under the Constitution of

[VIDEO] Angaza Movement launched, seeks electoral integrity

Civil Society Organizations in Kenya, on January 25, 2022, launched Angaza Movement at the Coast. The movement seeks to foster electoral integrity and transform Kenya’s political leadership. Kenya heads to

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

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