Human Rights Updates

February 15, 2018

FURTHER INFORMATION: NEW THREATS AGAINST INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

The Sengwer Indigenous community is facing new threats of eviction. On 21 January, a local government official announced intensified security operations to “flush out” everyone from […]
February 1, 2018

THE GOVERNMENT MUST RESPECT AND PROTECT THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Amnesty International in collaboration with The Kenya National Commission for Human Rights, the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, Article 19 and Katiba Institute condemn the unconstitutional and […]
January 19, 2018

GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE SENGWER AND END FORCED EVICTIONS

The civil society comprised of human rights and conservation organizations once again call on the Kenyan government to end forced evictions in Embobut Forest and ensure […]
January 17, 2018

EXCESSIVE FORCE AND EVICTIONS LEADS TO KILLINGS OF THE SENGWER COMMUNITY IN EMBOTUT FOREST

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders, Amnesty International Kenya, Katiba Institute and other undersigned organizations express their grave concern […]
January 15, 2018

Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts

GENEVA (15 January 2018) – Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have […]

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