Amnesty International is deeply concerned with the rising cases of police brutality and forced evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and as Kenya heads to the general elections. Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) has documented 170 cases of extrajudicial killings and 32 cases of enforced disappearances. AIK has documented 26 cases of extrajudicial killings and two cases of enforced disappearances in 2022 alone. Over the past year, 200,000 people were rendered homeless due to forced evictions across Kenya. In Mukuru kwa Njenga, evictions were marked by brutal force that resulted in two deaths.
Amnesty continues to advocate for the protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights. We have engaged duty bearers on access to justice and public accountability. In particular, through working with the Housing Coalition, the Nubian community of Kibos right to housing was affirmed by the High Court in Kisumu. We have also worked closely with the resilient residents of Mukuru kwa Njenga in resisting displacement against the rule of law.
“I commend Amnesty Kenya, and our partners continued efforts to support communities at risk by linking them to relevant government agencies and shining the spotlight on illegal evictions and extrajudicial killings.
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