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Stand up for the BRAVE

Stand up for the BRAVE

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, students, political opponents, factory workers, journalists, lawyers or so many others. They could be you, your friend or your relatives. But they’re being harassed, tortured, jailed and even killed...

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2017 Human Rights Champions in Kenya's Police Force Awarded

2017 Human Rights Champions in Kenya's Police Force Awarded

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 them, relations between the public and police officers have never been worse. But then on Friday 5 May 2017, the Outstanding Police Service Awards (OPSA) held at Hotel Intercontinental Nairobi, highlighted...

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POETIC HOUR - 28TH APRIL 2017, KISUMU

POETIC HOUR - 28TH APRIL 2017, KISUMU

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 City. “Poetic Hour” is a monthly forum that uses art to create awareness and understanding on various issues. The theme of the day was “Stop Extrajudicial Killings” in response to the rise...

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BOMA NIGHT AND THE BEHIND THE BRUSH STROKES ART EXHIBITION

BOMA NIGHT AND THE BEHIND THE BRUSH STROKES ART EXHIBITION

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 Story Makers Society - a professional theatre group committed to creating and producing artistically excellent and culturally diverse theatre for all audiences. The festival was attended by over 200 people who included...

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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 COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO EXTRAJUDICAL EXECUTIONS

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 in Nairobi’s Eastleigh on 31 April 2017 by an officer believed to be attached to the Pangani Police Station, as shown in the video widely circulated on social and mainstream media. In the video, the...

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An open letter to the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health regarding the ongoing health crisis

An open letter to the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health regarding the ongoing health crisis

Dear Cabinet Secretary - Mr. Cleophas Mailu, My name is Wanjiku. I am 65 years old. I am a Kenyan voter at the Kosovo polling center. I am a law abiding resident of Mathare slum. I am a mother of 5 children. Two of them live with conditions that have made them my permanent dependents. Like any other mother, I was...

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Press Release: End media crackdown and allow British journalist to return

Press Release: End media crackdown and allow British journalist to return

The Kenyan government must halt its crackdown on media freedom and allow Jerome Starkey to return to the country, said nine human rights organizations today, two months after the British journalist was detained and deported. The organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and PEN International, have sent a letter to Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Internal Affairs and Coordination of National...

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Press Release: Government officials coercing refugees back to war-torn Somalia

Press Release: Government officials coercing refugees back to war-torn Somalia

Just two weeks before the deadline given to close the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenyan government officials are deliberately coercing refugees to return to Somalia, where they risk being injured or killed in the ongoing armed conflict, Amnesty International said in a report released today. The government announced in May that it would close the world’s largest refugee camp, which is home...

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CAMPAIGNS: WORLD HABITAT DAY - 3RD OCTOBER 2016

CAMPAIGNS: WORLD HABITAT DAY - 3RD OCTOBER 2016

Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) in collaboration with the Mombasa-based Rapid Response Team (RRT) commemorated the World Habitat Day with an Human Rights Debate and People’s court both held on 3rd October and a public pressure action on 4th October 2016. The three activities were attended by over 300 people from universities, reprentatives from the Kenya Police Service, County Government officials, like-minded organizations  such...

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PRESS RELEASE: Set up judicial inquiry into hundreds of enforced disappearances and killings

PRESS RELEASE: Set up judicial inquiry into hundreds of enforced disappearances and killings

PRESS RELEASE 30 August 2016 Kenya: Set up judicial inquiry into hundreds of enforced disappearances and killings The Kenyan government must set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate and bring to justice all those suspected of criminal responsibility for extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, said 13 Kenyan and global human rights organizations today as they marked the International Day of the...

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