Tell us about yourself and your background?
I am a Kenyan Citizen, born in 1976 in Kisumu Ndogo – an informal settlement in Mombasa County. My passion for community work and in particular defending Human Rights issues is driven by the fact that I was brought up in a staunch Christian family setting that valued equality and respect for all. I...Read more
-By Justus Nyangaya, Country Director, Amnesty International Kenya
It is that season again! Politicians are all over by air, land and water, making all sorts of promises and outdoing themselves on insults and number of political rallies.
It would be the biggest entertainment season were the issues at play not so serious. From a gubernatorial candidate plucking tea leaves in a constituent’s...Read more
Almost a year ago, on 30 June 2016, some 300 civil society representatives and other protesters filled the central business district of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to demand justice for the enforced disappearance of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri. Beginning at Uhuru Park, the protest stopped at the Supreme Court Building, City Hall, before ending at the office...Read more
It's now the second week of the Machozi ya Jana campaign, with the first event for the week kicking off tomorrow morning. Organized by civil society organizations in Kenya, the campaign aims to combat extrajudicial killings by highlighting instances and cases of these crimes, as well as bringing community members and law enforcers together to dialogue so as to end the situation. In...Read more
Rising above adversity to tackle human rights violations
In the popular collective imagination, Majengo area in Mombasa, conjures up an image of violence. This imagery precedes the ‘War on Terror’ narrative that has become a prevalent government speak which has permeated the minds of Kenyans. Basically Majengo is seen as the “Ground Zero” of recruitment of youth to join the Somali...Read more
At the age of 45 Christine Katunge, has faced numerous forced evictions and human rights violations allegedly committed by government agencies believed to be paving way for development.
The mother of three and a widow dwells in abject poverty. She like many Kenyans living in informal settlement has been subjected to violence, destruction of property and has witnessed loss of lives through numerous...Read more
Every 5th of June, the world celebrates World Environment Day. Set aside by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment in 1972, it is a day that goes without much fan fare in Kenya.
For a long time in Kenya, matters environment were viewed as the preserve of foreigners, until one woman, Professor Wangari...Read more
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 song 'Machozi ya Jana'. Composed in memory of the victims and families of those who have lost their lives to extrajudicial killings, the launch also gave the opportunity to members of...Read more
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 if you take injustice personally, you know it goes beyond the trigger
“Justice be our shield and defender” goes our national anthem
Take a minute and let that sink in
Justice is Thee shield and...Read more
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 advocacy for defilement cases that have culminated into successful investigations and prosecutions. She has also participated in public sensitization in sexual offence crimes. Her senior officers described her as an officer of integrity who is...Read more