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E-Haki News:A quarterly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, May to July Edition 2015

Where a nation declares its governance as being democratic, it is inevitable that the existence of voices of dissent will be present. Whether the voices are of opposition leaders or ordinary civilians seeking for their rights, it is such that led to the growth of civil society movement world over.  These voices are the voice of development, even if not as instant as gourmet coffee, they are of aspirations that citizens hold for individual and collective growth.

Attempts to silence the voice of democracy in this era of globalization, an age where more and more citizens are becoming empowered with awe-inspiring information is a shot on the foot of progress. In 2010, Kenyans overwhelmingly voted in a constitutional dispensation that would offer opportunities for their participation in governance for accountability purposes. By this, civil society space also grew further increasing the voices from the grassroots. Click here to download
 

E-Haki News:A quarterly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, April to June Edition 2014

From blood diamonds in Sierra Leone, oil induced Delta conflict in Nigeria to the Abyei oil conflict between Northern and southern Sudan among several other nations, discovery of natural resources ought to be a source of joy and prosperity but gloom and doom greets many poor Africans at the mention of minerals.
From land, water and mineral deposits, natural resources have become one of the biggest sources of conflict for many African countries today and have continued to paralyse a large section of Africa instead of improving people’s economic lives. Whether there were to be blessings, curses prevail. Click here to download

E-Haki News:A quarterly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, January to March Edition 2014


The January - March 2014 issue covers the following topics: Responsibility vs Accountability; A human rights imperative,Truth Justice and reconciliation:The dark days unforgotten,Police vetting process:Is the public being accorded the right to participate?Judicial reforms:Making use of Court users committee’s in the grassroots

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E-Haki News:A monthly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, November Edition 2013

The Kenya Communication Bill had in its first drafting the general idea of facilitating the development of the information communications sector, as opposed to the current position which reveals a conscious attempt by the legislators to reverse the gains made over the years in securing media freedom and the right to access information. The provisions of Article 34 of the Constitution of Kenya clearly state the limits to which the state can influence authority over media freedoms....

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E-Haki News:A monthly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, October Edition 2013


The success of devolution in Kenya places heavy weight on public participation for development to be felt to the utmost corners of the country. It has been said that communities have lagged behind because of poor resourcing from national government as well as inequitable distribution of resources which has more often caused conflict amongst communities.To read more and many other articles... Click here to download


 

A monthly reflection of the human rights agenda in Kenya, September 2013


To commemorate our 10th Anniversary, the KNCHR is pleased to launch E-Haki news. It is intended that this will be an authoritative source of current human rights issues in the country. In reporting on Human rights observance in all spheres of life we aim to contribute to the development of a culture of Human Rights within the country. As we marked this significant anniversary on the 29th July 2013 we had occasion to reflect on our achievements and contributions to fostering accountable leadership that respects the rule of law. We are proud of our growth over the years. We now stand tall. We have ‘A’ Class status with the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions. Click here to download