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Monthly Archives: December 2014

JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE KENYAN SECURITY LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2014

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMber 17, 2014 – Below is a joint Public Statement by the listed Heads of Mission.  Over the past two years, Kenya has faced extraordinary security challenges. As international partners and long-time friends, we stand with Kenya in the fight to defeat al-Shabaab and terrorism. In light of al-Shabaab’s attacks and ongoing threats,

SUMMARY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AUDIT OF THE SECURITY LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2014

We, the undersigned organizations, wish to express our deep concern with the provisions of the Security Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which the government hastily published on December 10, 2014.   We acknowledge that there are serious security issues in our country and we support government efforts to address the spiraling insecurity. However, any and all

STATEMENT ON THE THREATS TO INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST, MOHAMMED ALI

Nairobi 18/12/2014, Over 120 Human Rights Defenders and human rights organisations today expressed their  dismay over continued threats, insults and attacks on their colleagues and journalists. In particular, the Human Rights Defenders were shocked about continuing threats against investigative  journalist, Mohammed Ali of the Standard Group and demanded that the government urgently institutes  credible investigations

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