Category Archives: Kenya

Families torn apart in the name of security

By Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa. Last month, 18-year-old Ayaan suddenly found herself at the head of her household. Her mother and father had been arrested in Nairobi as part of the counter-terrorism operation dubbed ‘Usalama … Continue reading

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Tackling the insecurity that threatens us all – Kenya and the Arms Trade Treaty

By Justus Nyang’aya, Director of Amnesty International Kenya The only reason I’m alive is because my attackers ran out of bullets. I remember that evening – 17 December 2013 – very clearly. The look of surprise on the gunman’s face … Continue reading

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Why Kenya’s president must face ICC

By Netsanet Belay, Africa director at Amnesty International. Like so many thousands of Kenyans, Pamela, David and Kanu are all still struggling to piece their lives together nearly six years after the violence that rocked parts of Kenya following the … Continue reading

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Kenya: ‘I’ve witnessed a million and one forced evictions’

For Blog Action Day 2013, Naomi Barasa, Campaign Organizer with Amnesty Kenya, recounts how seeing women stripping naked to protest inspired her to become a human rights activist. She paints a vivid picture of how brutal forced evictions can be, … Continue reading

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‘We don’t eat, we don’t sleep’: A message from Kenya on World Habitat Day

Recognize this lady? It’s Diana Nyakowa from the Deep Sea slum in Nairobi, Kenya, who’s on the front cover of WIRE September/October! As our campaign to #endforcedevictions in Kenya kicks off today - World Habitat Day - she sent us this message: “I … Continue reading

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