Letter to Speaker of NA: Concerns over public displays of partially regarding proposed bills

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On November 14 2023, Katiba Institute, The Kenya Section of the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Human Rights Commission and East Africa Legal Service Network wrote a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly regarding a meeting held by the Kenya Christians Professionals Forum(KCPF) and the subsequent public promises to support the content of proposed bills that raise legal and constitutional concerns

Offsetting human rights: Sexual abuse and harassment at the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project in Kenya Popular

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Systematic sexual abuse, harassment, and exploitation of women by senior male employees of US-headquartered company Wildlife Works has been uncovered at the Kasigau project in Kenya in an investigation by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).

SOMO and KHRC are publishing a dossier of evidence based on the testimonies of 31 current and former employees and members of the local community.

The sexual abuses reported at Wildlife Works’ Kasigau project include physical assault and attempted rape on company premises or land as well as persistent harassment and the use of humiliating sexualised slurs.

One employee testified that,“Women are treated as sex objects but nothing happens because [the perpetrators] intimidate everybody.”*

Senior men in the company used their positions of power to demand sex in return for promotions and better treatment at work. Refusal of these sexual demands was met with retribution, including being bullied, intimidated, and refused promotions or other work-related benefits.

The status of budget allocation on the spending rule in Kenya - Report Popular

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A press statement and an open letter on the official visit of King Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor of the United Kingdom to Kenya

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

— Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1992 with a mandate for enhancing human rights-centred governance at all levels.  This entails applying the international, regional and national governance frameworks, including the Constitution of Kenya to foster States obligations to respect, protect and promote human rights, rule of law and accountability.

We advance policy, legal and civic actions in pursuit of redress for such. To this effect, we fearlessly expose, combat and confront diverse and gross human rights and governance abuses committed by both state and non-state actors including corporations and organizations-- ranging from the colonial and to the post-independence regimes in Kenya.

Some of these touch on the victims and survivors of mass and systemic atrocities, historic land injustices and corporate-related violations for which either the British government or corporation, among other powerful actors have been involved in one way or another. 

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