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State of human rights


4th State of Human Rights Report -POST PROMULGATION 2010 – 2014
The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 marked a significant milestone in the quest for recognition of human rights in the country. In comparison with the independence constitution, the 2010 version was subjected to a referendum vote; therefore according the people of Kenya its authorship and ownership.It reiterates the provisions of international and regional instruments applicable to the country;thereby consolidating the otherwise several norms and standards that have long served as a reference point for human rights.

The period under review has seen great efforts by the political class in absconding their constitutionally enshrined obligations,particularly those relating to international law.There was an increase in actions that violated human rights in anti-terrorism activities,determination of salaries and benefits of parliamentarians and former members of the executive and lack of accountability under the Rome Statute.

 

 

Growing old report2nd State of Human Rights Report - GROWING OLD IN KENYA: MAKING IT A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
This report, “Growing old in Kenya: making it a positive experience” has been prepared by the National Commission in fulfillment of its mandate of providing an overall
assessment on the character of and conditions for the exercise of human rights in Kenya. The thesis of the study which the National Commission undertook so as to prepare this report is that inequality and discrimination pervades the lives of older persons living in Kenya; and that such persons are incredibly vulnerable to economic, social and political vagaries which call human rights interventions.
Remedying the vulnerabilities of older persons is informed by the obviosity that old age is a stage preceded by multiple opportunities of interventions during the process of growing old.