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Stand up for the BRAVE

Stand up for the BRAVE

23 May 2017

Together we can speak up for those who speak out for all of us. Today, people across the world are taking enormous risks to stand up for our rights. They could be teachers, s...

2017 Human Rights Champions in Kenya's Police Force Awarded

2017 Human Rights Champions in Kenya's Police Force Awarded

09 May 2017

The police force is one institution that Kenyans loves to hate. From the variety of unsavory nicknames given to it's officers, to the open hostility and loathing show to the...

POETIC HOUR - 28TH APRIL 2017, KISUMU

POETIC HOUR - 28TH APRIL 2017, KISUMU

04 May 2017

On the 28th of April 2017, Amnesty International Kenya, Talent Industry Limited, One Vibe Africa and KMET Kenya held “Poetic Hour” in Kisumu at Planet Media - Mega C...

BOMA NIGHT AND THE BEHIND THE BRUSH STROKES ART EXHIBITION

BOMA NIGHT AND THE BEHIND THE BRUSH STROKES ART EXHIBITION

02 May 2017

The Boma Night outreach festival was held on Saturday, 24th March 2017 at the American Corner Grounds in the Kisumu National Library. The event was in partnership with The ...

PRESS RELEASE: PRWG-K URGES PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA TO ESTABLISH JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO EXTRAJUDICAL EXECUTIONS

PRESS RELEASE: PRWG-K URGES PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA TO ESTABLISH JUDICIAL COMMI…

05 April 2017

We, the undersigned national and international organizations, under the auspice of the Police Reforms Working Group- Kenya (PRWG-K) condemn the summary execution of a young man ...

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Juliani's new song offers an opportunity for reflection on the society we are creating

Juliani's new song offers an opportunity for reflection on the society we are cr…

17 May 2017

Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 saw members of civil society, music lovers and ordinary citizens converge at the Michael Joseph centre for the video launch of Juliani's new son...

"SPEAKING OUT AGAINST EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS"  - A POEM BY FAITH ATIENO

"SPEAKING OUT AGAINST EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS" - A POEM BY FAITH ATIEN…

17 May 2017

The human heart beats 4800 times per hour However, it only takes one bullet to permanently switch off that station of power That may sound to you like just figures But ...

We want your rage, passion and fire

We want your rage, passion and fire

16 May 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of Africans Rising which takes place on the 25th of May, the day designated as African Liberation Day. Initiated by a collective of civil s...

Meet Sgt. Grace Asami - Best Human Rights Officer in the country

Meet Sgt. Grace Asami - Best Human Rights Officer in the country

09 May 2017

Service no. 226881, Butula AP Sub-county station, Busia county “Members of the public described Ms. Asami as a diligent and experienced officer. They cited her for advo...

Why we must involve our children in human rights discussions from an early age

Why we must involve our children in human rights discussions from an early age

08 May 2017

One might think that students, especially 'millenials', or 'the xaxa xema generation'as we like to dismissively refer to them, are clueless on what happens ...

Op-Eds

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Nothing can justify rights violation

Nothing can justify rights violation

10 May 2017

 The Bill of Rights…The Constitution… Governed by the rule of law... Human rights… These have become buzzwords that many of us drop whenever it is co...

Effective leadership - Elect more women into positions of leadership

Effective leadership - Elect more women into positions of leadership

05 April 2017

By Justus Nyang’aya The world marks the International Women’s Day on March 8th. What a beautiful time to look internally, reflect on the incredible journey b...

Voter registration – dignity is paramount minus threats

Voter registration – dignity is paramount minus threats

09 February 2017

Last week, I witnessed an elderly man being accosted and beaten up by people young enough to be his children. His crime, you ask? Not possessing the voter ID card. The zeal a...

Death sentence, if effected, could become victim of corruption

Death sentence, if effected, could become victim of corruption

15 November 2016

  ↵   There is no doubt that theft of public funds ranks among the most important concerns for Kenyans. Corruption takes away resources meant for public ...

Kenya’s school system makes slaves of children, let’s reform it without delay.

Kenya’s school system makes slaves of children, let’s reform it without delay.

10 August 2016

By Justus Nyang’aya Let me start with a disclaimer. I do not know the exact cause of the sudden outbreak of arson in schools. It will be interesting to know what is drivi...

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