Amnesty International launches Human Rights report in Nairobi

Amnesty Annual Report launch Kenya 2018
Sarah Jackson launches the Amnesty International Annual Report with Kenyan Director Irungu Houghton and incoming Regional Director Joan Nyanyuki. Photo: Twitter/SJEastAfrica

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on State of the World’s Human Rights 2017-2018 was officially launched yesterday in Nairobi.

The report covers 159 countries and delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights in the world today.

Among the countries featured is Kenya, with the report saying: “Police used excessive force against opposition protesters following the elections, leaving dozens dead. The ruling party made statements threatening the independence of the judiciary after the Supreme Court annulled the election results. The NGOs Coordination Board threatened organizations working on human rights and governance with closure and other punitive measures after they criticized the electoral process. Prolonged strikes by medical workers had an impact on access to public health care, disproportionately affecting the poor.”

You can read the full report, including the full Kenyan summary here.

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