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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 he was remanded in 2016, his family has said. On March 17,

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

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,

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