Kenya



Questions grow over police killings, attacks and arrested journalists

CSOs release report on police killings. Separate cases of attacks and arbitrary arrests of journalists by police reported. Rights groups challenge the re-introduction of suspended provisions of the cyber crime Bill into the Finance Act by Parliament. Protesters demonstrate against looting in south Sudan by South Sudanese officials living in Kenya despite UN sanctions, Positive court ruling as LGBTIQ movie ban is lifted temporarily. Protest by teachers disrupted. Read more

Questions grow over police killings, attacks and arrested journalists

Journalist abducted, risks it all to save his life

Journalist narrowly escapes and attempted murder after being kidnapped, Kenyans join the #FreeBobiWine protest in solidarity with their Ugandan counter parts while the judiciary receives massive budget cuts in what has been criticized as punishment from the executive for judgments of court against government. Read more

Journalist abducted, risks it all to save his life

Kenyan activist disappears ahead of protests while a new cyber crimes law is challenged in court

A Kenyan activist mysteriously disappeared ahead of a planned protest, while a new law on Misuse of computers and cyber crimes has been challenged in Court by Civil society for being restrictive to media freedom. The government has also been accused of threatening and intimidating Human Rights defenders Read more

Kenyan activist disappears ahead of protests while a new cyber crimes law is challenged in court

Opposition figure detained at airport and forcibly deported again

Opposition activist Miguna Miguna was deported from Kenya a second time despite a court order to release him from detention at the airport. Read more

Opposition figure detained at airport and forcibly deported again

Crackdown on media and opposition around mock inauguration of Odinga

Kenyan authorities took media outlets off the air and arrested and harassed opposition members around the mock inauguration of Raila Odinga. Student leader Evans Njoroge was shot dead by police on 27th February in Meru after participating in a demonstration Read more

Crackdown on media and opposition around mock inauguration of Odinga

High Court revokes NGO Coordination Board's move to deregister CSO AfriCOG

On 18th December 2017, Kenya's High Court revoked the decision of the NGO Coordination Board's Executive Director Fazul Mahamed to deregister the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) for allegedly operating illegally. Read more

High Court revokes NGO Coordination Board's move to deregister CSO AfriCOG

Unrest continues in aftermath of controversial election rerun

On 28th November - Inauguration Day - police used tear gas and plastic bullets at a rally with main opposition leader Raila Odinga, thus preventing demonstrators from marching to the Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi for a prayer rally. Odinga then announced his own swearing-in for 12th December, claiming that the election had been rigged and he had actually won. Read more

 Unrest continues in aftermath of controversial election rerun

Kenyans fear violence during tense election rerun

Amid heightened tension and fears of violence, Kenya is set to host a rerun of the presidential elections on 26th October, after a Supreme Court ruling on 1st September annulled the results of the 8th August presidential elections. Uhuru Kenyatta remains the only viable candidate in the rerun, with the main opposition candidate, Raila Odinga, having withdrawn from the contest claiming that essential reforms to the electoral system had not been made. Read more

Kenyans fear violence during tense election rerun