Protest in Nairobi

Joint Public Safety Advisory Ahead of Nation-Wide Demonstrations

20 June 2024: The Law Society of Kenya, Kenya Medical Association, Defenders Coalition, Independent Medical Legal Unit, and Amnesty International have deployed observers, legal and medical helplines, and resources nationwide. We intend to protect all protestors, peacefully expressing their constitutional right to free expression and assembly to the best of our ability.

We urge the National Police Service to avoid using excessive force, intimidation, and arbitrary and unlawful arrests of Kenyans. We advise all protest organizers, protestors, and the public to report incidents to one of the helplines below or to check our social media platforms for more resources.

To report arrests, injuries and human rights violations, contact

Defenders Coalition                                                     0716200100

Independent Medical Legal Unit                                0800721401

Amnesty International                                                 0759464346 (WhatsApp)

Kenya Medical Association                                        0722275695


Independent Policing Oversight Authority Toll-Free 1559

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights    0800720627

The right to peaceful assembly and protest is enshrined under Article 37 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and is a fundamental pillar of any democratic society. The right to speak on public affairs is vital for any democratic and accountable society.