The Right to assemble and demonstrate – Kenyan Law and Reality

Every Kenyan has the right to peacefully assemble with others to express their will and feelings. They can do it everywhere, except in some areas that were gazetted as protected areas. Those who wish to assemble must notify the police three days ahead to allow the police to make arrangements and plan for the protection of the right to demonstrate (Sec. 5, Subsec. 2 of the Public Order Act, see below). To make it clear: Police is not meant to restrict the right to demonstrate but to provide security to the demonstrators. Continue reading “The Right to assemble and demonstrate – Kenyan Law and Reality”

New Amnesty Internation Report lists serious Complaints about Kenya

The Amnesty International Report on the state of the world’s human rights has just been released. It lists several issues of serious concern about Kenya, including extrajudicial killings and disappearances, corruption, human rights violations in counter-terror actions, the intimidation and harassment of journalists, bloggers and other members of civil society as well as forced evictions from homes and repression against Somali refugees. Continue reading “New Amnesty Internation Report lists serious Complaints about Kenya”