Killing the Vote New Popular

In Practical Information 140 downloads

With Kenya's return to multi-party politics in 1991, violence variously chris­tened "ethnic clashes" or "land clashes" erupted in many parts of the country. Between 1991 and 1996, over 1,500 people died and almost 300,000 displaced in the Rift Valley and the Western provinces. In the runup to the 1997 elec­tions, fresh violence erupted at the Coast killing over 100 people and displac­ing over 100,000, mostly pro-opposition up-country people. 
By 1998, when violence broke out in the Rift valley again, it had become a handy election tool and an instrument by the state to reassert its absolute domi­nance over every sector of the Kenyan society. Over the years it has become evident that these clashes are sponsored by the government using surrogate agents to avoid responsibility. 

Kenya’s scorecard on security and justice: Broken promises and unfinished business Popular

In Transformative Justice 1007 downloads

10 years after the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV) in Kenya, which led to the death of more than 1,000 people and to the forced displacement of over 600,000, the country is set to go into another general election on 8 August 2017. With less than a month to the polls, the political environment remains tense and there have been already worrying incidences of electoral related violence.

Mizizi Ya Haki Edition 3 Popular

In Publications 105 downloads

Mizizi Ya Haki is a newsletter which offers a platform to over 25 Human Rights Networks (HURINETs) situated all over the country. Mizizi editions gives a glimpse into the interventions that HURINETs carry out in various communities with an aim of ensuring that people live a life of dignity while also ensuring that the HURINETs are in a position to self-mobilize and organize community events that bring the public together to discuss matters human rights.

Know Your Rights and Duties as a Civil Society Organisation Popular

In Practical Information 149 downloads

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) is an organised, independent group of individuals and, or institutions that controls its own activities and procedures. It serves as a vehicle that brings together persons with a common interest, activity or purpose, on a voluntary basis. Civil society organisations are separate from the government i.e. they are private. What are the different types of CSOs? There are many different types of CSOs: Some are set up to advance the common interests of their members. They include self-help groups, youth and women’s

The Vanguard

In Corporate Publications 78 downloads

The Vanguard is an institutional newsletter that highlights the key issues and interventions
taken up by the KHRC for political and technical leadership at different levels in the society.
The name is derived from the profile built by the organization overtime as the “Vanguard for
Human Rights” and the “Champion for Democracy” in Kenya.

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