On 10 July 2020, 28 homes were burnt in Kapkok Glade leaving families with no shelter. The Kenyan Constitution and the 2012 Land Act prohibit such forced evictions. We condemn these actions in the Embobut forest and call for adherence to the Constitution. On May 11,2020, the President through Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i issued […]Continue reading "BURNING OF 28 SENGWER HOMES IN EMBOBUT FOREST, ELGEYO MARAKWET"
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), on 30th June 2020, released a report titled Pain and Pandemic: Unmasking the State of Human Rights in Kenya in Containment of the COVID -19 Pandemic. The report, which captures the results of KNCHR’s monitoring efforts during this COVID-19 period, revealed that loss of life, inhuman and […]Continue reading "Pain and Pandemic: Unmasking the State of Human Rights in Kenya in Containment of the COVID -19 Pandemic"
We, the undersigned representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating within the East African Community and operating under the East African Community (EAC) Consultative Dialogue Framework (CDF) met through a webinar on 19th June 2020, convened by EACSOF Kenya Chapter, to discuss continued threats to civic space due to restrictions imposed as a result of […]Continue reading "REGIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ONSLAUGHT OF CIVIC SPACE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE IN EAST AFRICA"
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced phased reopening of the country as the government moved to relax Covid-19 restrictions. The president said cessation of movement into and out of the capital Nairobi, and Mombasa and Mandera counties would lapse on Tuesday 4am, allowing people to travel into and out of these counties. He, however, […]Continue reading "President Uhuru Kenyatta lifts Covid-19 restrictions"
A new US report on global human trafficking trends has put Kenya in the list of countries with the worst human trafficking problems in the world. The Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 report says traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Kenya and exploit victims. “Within the country, traffickers exploit children through forced labour in […]Continue reading "Report flags Kenya as a hotspot for human trafficking"
Kenya is set to reopen its airspace for domestic flights, allow religious gatherings and inter-county tourism and travel in a bid to salvage its battered economy, even as the number of Covid-19 infections continue to rise sharply. President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to review the months-long Covid-19 lockdown measures that are supposed to lapse on July […]Continue reading "Kenya to reopen its airspace despite increasing Covid-19 cases"
The State has backed down from its earlier directive on the use of standard gauge railway (SGR) for all cargo destined to Nairobi and beyond following pressure from regional economies. Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) James Macharia told Parliament that regional governments demanded additional developments at the Naivasha inland container depot (ICD) before the directive to […]Continue reading "Kenya shelves Naivasha SGR depot cargo pick-up orde"
East African businesses will have to change in order to survive after the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a survey released by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) titled East Africa’s Rebound, workers will have to adapt to the new reality to ensure near-term business continuity in the region. “Covid-19 has had a significant economic impact across East […]Continue reading "New reality for business leaders in post-Covid era"
Julius Ouma Orwa was allegedly assaulted to death by police in Migori after he was arrested for not wearing a face mask.[Courtesy] Three families have become the latest to seek justice for their kin after alleged police assaults. The latest cases came a day after a government agency released a report exposing the depth of […]Continue reading "Clobbered to death for not wearing a face mask"