Human Rights Updates

May 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Investigate Killings of Lawyer, Two Men

Bodies Dumped in River after Enforced Disappearance (Nairobi, July 4, 2016) – Kenyan authorities must urgently investigate the killing last week of three men, including a […]
April 22, 2016

Press Release: Kisumu girls selling ‘sex’ at Sh10, Amnesty reports

Young girls in some low-income estates in Kisumu are accepting as little as Sh10 in exchange for sex, Amnesty International has reported. Amnesty said sexual violations […]
April 5, 2016

Press Release: Police beatings of University of Nairobi students are a clear abuse of power.

The violent police beatings of University of Nairobi students yesterday was cruel, barbaric and unconstitutional, said Amnesty International Kenya today. A video circulated on social media […]
February 9, 2016

GLOBAL NEWS: SIR RICHARD BRANSON JOINS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S GLOBAL COUNCIL

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is to join Amnesty International’s prestigious Global Council, the organization announced today. “As a consistent and very visible advocate on social […]
October 7, 2015

KENYA: AUTHORITIES MUST KEEP PROMISE TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF FORCED EVICTION

·        Highway authority “regrets” carrying out unlawful evictions ·        International funders contravened own policies ·        Specific law prohibiting forced evictions needed  In a welcome U-turn, Kenya’s […]

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