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Kenya must not force refugees back to Somalia by closing Dadaab camp

Responding to news that the Government of Kenya plans to close the Dadaab refugee camp by the end of August, Amnesty International Kenya’s Executive Director Irungu Houghton said: “The Government of Kenya courts a humanitarian disaster and…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
26 Mar 2019

Kenya

Kenya must act now to stop extrajudicial executions

On Wednesday 22 August, I joined our new Secretary General Kumi Naidoo on a visit to Mathare, one of the informal settlements in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. We were hosted by the Mathare Social Justice Centre—an initiative…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
07 Sep 2018

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Kenya: Crackdown on irregular migrants risks sparking xenophobia

Kenya must halt the ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrant workers that have seen homes raided and hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers arrested around the country, Amnesty International said today. The raids have intensified since 27…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
01 Sep 2018

Kenya

Kenya: Real-time reporting to lift the lid on police killings, abductions

Kenyans will be able to share information about police extra-judicial killings and abductions in real time, using a new online portal designed to help human rights organizations hold the authorities to account, Amnesty International said as…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
29 Aug 2018

Kenya

Kenya: Authorities must stem communal violence and stop killings by police

The Kenyan government must take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions between communities, protect people and ensure their safety as opposition supporters protest against today’s Supreme Court verdict upholding President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, said Amnesty International. Following the…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
20 Nov 2017

Kenya

Kenya: Police must not use lethal force against opposition supporters

Kenyan police must stop firing live ammunition during opposition protests and instead protect all people gathering in public, said Amnesty International today amid running battles in which three opposition supporters are feared to have been shot…

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News and Press Release
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Amnesty
Posted:
17 Nov 2017

Kenya

Kenya: Violence, killings and intimidation amid election chaos

Heavily armed police are using unlawful force against protesters and bystanders in the western city of Kisumu in what appears to be a deliberate campaign to punish inhabitants for continuing to protest amid chaotic elections over…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Amnesty
Posted:
30 Oct 2017

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