• Oct 2, 2014
    Press release
    Human rights groups, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights groups, should be able to register and carry out their work in Kenya, Human Rights Watch said today. 
  • Aug 18, 2014
    Press release
    There is strong evidence that Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. Human Rights Watch also found evidence of arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of terrorism suspects in detention.
  • Jun 24, 2014
    Press release
    (Nairobi) – Thousands of people in a poor urban district outside Mombasa face serious health consequences from toxic lead from a battery recycling plant, Human Rights Watch said today. The crisis is the result of the Kenyan government’s failure to adequately regulate the lead smelter in the Owino Uhuru district.
  • May 23, 2014
    Press release
  • May 12, 2014
    Press release
    Kenyan authorities should immediately end ongoing harassment, arbitrary detentions, forced relocations to refugee camps, and summary deportations in a round-up operation that has affected both foreigners and Kenyan citizens.
  • Apr 24, 2014
    Press release
    Kenyan authorities failed to investigate adequately a spate of organized gang attacks on western villages during and after the March 2013 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The authorities should reopen investigations into the attacks in Busia and Bungoma counties and prosecute those responsible for carrying out and supporting the attacks.
  • Apr 11, 2014
    Press release
    Kenyan police and other security agencies should stop arbitrary arrests and detentions, extortion, and other abuses against Somalis during security operations,  Human Rights Watch said.
  • Apr 4, 2014
    Press release
    Kenyan authorities should promptly investigate the killing on April 1, 2014, of a prominent Muslim cleric in the city of Mombasa. Abubakar Shariff, an imam known as Makaburi and the chief cleric of the Masjid Musa mosque, was the third high-profile Muslim cleric to be gunned down in the Bamburi area of Mombasa in the past two years.
  • Mar 26, 2014
    Press release
    The Kenyan authorities should reconsider a new plan to forcibly move 50,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers from cities to overcrowded and underserviced refugee camps. News media reported that Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku made the announcement on March 25, 2014, two days after unidentified attackers killed six people in a church near Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa.
  • Jan 21, 2014
    Press release
    Kenya made little progress on core reforms in 2013.