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Summary On March 27, 2020, Kenyan authorities introduced measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, including a dusk-to-dawn curfew and a directive to Kenyans to work from home. For “Wanjiku,” a 27-year-old pre-school teacher and single…
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  Summary Ruth K., a 40-year-old Taita mother of two in Kilifi county, was struggling to support herself financially. In 2016, her husband forced her out of their matrimonial home, and she left with nothing. She said, “When you work on something […
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  Summary On May 25, 2018, police arrested two activists during a peaceful protest in Lamu town, Kenya. The activists, staff of the environmental groups, Save Lamu and Lamu Youth Alliance, were protesting the government’s decision to proceed with…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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  Summary They were three men dressed in spotted green uniforms. Two had guns and one a baton. The one with the baton started touching my breasts. He also touched my private parts. I tried to run away, but I fell at the door. He grabbed me and dragged…
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 On August 8, 2017, Kenya held presidential elections in which the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected amid allegations of electoral fraud. The vote, which has since been annulled by Kenya’s supreme court following…
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 On November 3, 2015, Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s cabinet secretary for interior and national coordination, appeared before the Parliamentary Accounts Committee to answer questions about millions of dollars his ministry allegedly…
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 No one here reports to police because they fear for their lives. . . . There are people who have been missing for more than nine months. Some are taken for a few weeks or days for questioning and then returned, so it is…
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 On January 25, 2008, during the explosion of post-election violence in Kenya, four men beat and brutally gang-raped Apiyo P., a 53-year-old mother of five. She told Human Rights Watch how the rape continues to affect her:…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has increased, the…
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 “Being a lesbian or a gay man is a non-issue. Being harmed because of who we are is a huge issue.”
 
 —Lorna Dias, Executive Coordinator of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, Nairobi, July 2015
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 Insult

 to Injury
 
 
 The 2014 Lamu and Tana River Attacks and

 Kenya’s Abusive Response
 
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 and Coast Region
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 Two Years With No Moon
 
 
 Immigration Detention of Children in Thailand
 
 Prologue: Bhavani and Her Sisters
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 Recommendations to the Thai…
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 “We Were Sent to Kill You”
 Gang Attacks in Western Kenya and the Government’s

 Failed Response
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 Government of Kenya and Political…
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 “You Are All Terrorists”
 
 
 Kenyan Police Abuse of Refugees in

 Nairobi
 
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 Kenya will hold general elections on March 4, the first

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 Glossary of Abbreviations
 AP Administration

 Police 
 CID Criminal

 Investigation Department
 DO District

 Officer
 DRA Department

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 Glossary of Abbreviations
 AfriCOG              Africa

 Centre for Open Governance
 CID                        Criminal

 Investigations Division 
 
 
 CIPEV
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 Elsa Chesut found parts of her husband Jerome’s body

 in a forest in western Kenya three months after soldiers from the Kenyan army

 abducted him from his home. The…