Self-protection Strategies Implemented by Grassroots WHRDs in Kenya

Protection International Kenya launches a new report Self-protection Strategies Implemented by Grassroots WHRDs Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for who they are and as a result of their work defending human rights. Many economic, social, cultural, and geographical factors affect how WHRDs experience human rights violations, which are all connected to gender and […]

[Kenya] Missing Voices issues a shocking report on the status of extra judicial killings

Missing Voices, released a shocking report on the status of extra judicial killings in Kenya, indicating that this issue is far from being resolved and merits more attention from public authorities. Nairobi (Kenya), 14th February 2020 – Missing Voices, released a shocking report on the status of extra judicial killings in Kenya, indicating that this […]

Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya | Criminalisation Series #2

Protection International (PI) launches the second edition of a new publication series on criminalisation, Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya – Impact and counterstrategies, which analyses the criminalization of human rights defenders in Kenya in its multiple forms, the impact and the counterstrategies used by HRDs to fight and prevent criminalization. In recent […]

PI co-signs press statement on the attack and shooting of Tundu Antiphas Lissu, HRD

Protection International, Defenddefenders and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya co-signed a press statement on the attack and shooting of Tundu Antiphas Lissu Human rights defender, MP and President of Tanganyika Law Society (TLS). We the undersigned, representing East African human rights organizations, condemn the attempted assassination of Tundu Antipas Lissu, human rights […]

Kenya: Set up judicial inquiry into hundreds of enforced disappearances and killings

Kenya: Set up judicial inquiry into hundreds of enforced disappearances and killings The Kenyan government must set up a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate and bring to justice all those suspected of criminal responsibility for extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, said 13 Kenyan and global human rights organizations today as they marked the International […]

KENYA: Joint Letter to Secretary Kerry on Human Rights (August 2016)

Dear Secretary Kerry, Your forthcoming visit to Kenya scheduled to take place on 22 August 2016, comes at a time when the country is faced with significant human rights and rule of law challenges. In that regard, we undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations wish to draw your attention to the continued violation of human rights […]

Update: Court Terminates last case against Kenyan Human Right Defender Joel Ogada

On Monday 21 September 2015 a Malindi court terminated a case in which the Kenyan Human Right Defender (HRD) Joel Ogada had been charged with forcible detainer under section 91 of the Criminal Procedure Code in 2013. The case has not proceeded due to lack of witnesses. When the matter came up for hearing, the prosecutor indicated he could not […]

Update: Kenyan Human Rights Defender Joel Ogada Released from Prison

Kenyan Human Rights Defender (HRD) Joel Ogada was finally released on Wednesday 16th September 2015, exactly sixteen (16) months since he was convicted of arson on 16th May, 2014. Mr. Ogada, a farmer in the Marereni area of Kilifi County, off the Kenyan Coast was sentenced to seven (7) years’ imprisonment. This sentence was reduced to two […]

Protection Journal #4: Protecting your life, my life, our lives

This manual focuses on the work and the protection of women human rights defenders and is the fruit of reflexion and testimonies that they have shared with us over years of experience. Available in English and Spanish. The Protection Manual number 4, from the series published by UDEFEGUA and PI, is dedicated to the defenders. […]

UPDATE: Bail of Kenyan Human Rights Defender Joel Ogada denied

Nairobi, 6 November 2014- On 6 October, the magistrate at the Malindi Law Courts denied the application for bail pending appeal of human rights defender Joel Ogada. Kenyan human rights defender Joel Ogada has faced multiple charges in several court cases. In the latest case (criminal case 41/2013), Ogada has been charged with arson and has […]