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 that human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. Yesterday the official government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe, publicly announced that the government will launch a probe into the shooting and killing
What is happening? On Monday evening on the 25th of December 2017 our marginalized community, the Sengwer forest Indigenous Peoples of Embobut forest, received a Christmas present that no one should have to receive. Over 100 armed Kenya Forest Guards (KFS) were deployed to Tangul KFS camp in Embobut forest. They brought great fear to our community:
DEAR HRDs, and partners On behalf of the NCHRD-K team, receive our New Year greetings. For the last 10 years, NCHRD-K has been at the forefront advocating for the rights of human rights defenders in Kenya to operate freely in a secure environment to advance human rights Our vision is just society without human rights violation.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS 2017 INTRODUCTION Civic space in Kenya continues to be under pressure with a range of actions employed against the work of Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society organizations in Kenya. Administrative action, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the Constitutional and international protections available to