Nairobi, 17 February 2023
Amnesty International Kenya expresses solidarity with the Chesakwa community currently seeking refuge in caves. We express our concern with your lack of security, water and sanitation following a series of forced evictions. We also stand with those recently arrested for seeking justice for your community.
We call on the authorities to follow due process as required by law to resettle the remaining families swiftly. Kenya has ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and domesticated its provisions in Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya (2010). These commitments bind the Government of Kenya to respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate housing.
We will work closely with all those concerned, Government of Kenya and all well-wishers to continue supporting this community until their constitutional right is upheld and their dignity is restored.
Amnesty International Kenya Executive Director