Monthly Archives: March 2015

Judgement on the Inquest into the Murder of Hassan Guyo

Hassan Guyo, a 40 year old a human rights activist and founder of the organisation, Strategies for Northern Development (SND), was shot dead by security forces in north eastern Kenya while he was carrying out investigations at the scene of demonstrations that had been violently repressed by security forces on 7th August 2013 at around

Kenya Policy Action Brief

This policy action brief presents an overview of the challenging environment for civil society in Kenya, particularly since the March 2013 elections which brought the Jubilee Coalition government in power. It argues that even though major lessons were learnt from the violence that ravaged communities during the 2007-2008 post-election period and despite constitutional provisions which guarantee fundamental freedoms for

Human rights defender Joel Ogada judgment on appeal

On 13 March 2015, the high court in Malindi, on appeal on conviction, upheld the conviction of human rights defender, Joel Ogada, who was charged with arson and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment. Justice Said Chitembwe held that the appeal on conviction lacked merit and was disallowed. He, however, set aside the 7 year sentence

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