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Rights groups and civil society organisations in Kenya called Sunday for the urgent reconstitution of the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the full repeal of the controversial Finance Act 2023 in a bid to calm the hot political climate in the country. Their call came after widespread demonstrations last week against the incumbent [...]

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A Kenyan police official told the Associated Press on Thursday that police received a warning against reporting deaths that have occurred as a result of this week’s opposition protests over the country’s high cost of living. Although it was unclear who issued the direct order, it came after opposition leader Raila Odinga called for three [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Senior Correspondent in Kenya. She files this dispatch from Nairobi.   On Thursday, July 20th, Kenya entered its second day of demonstrations, in a series of nationwide opposition protests planned from Wednesday to Friday this week. Since Wednesday, most businesses have been closed, either in support of the protests or due [...]

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The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced on Monday that it was charging Gal Luft, the co-director of a US think tank, with acting as an unregistered agent of China, arms trafficking and sanctions violations. Luft was previously arrested in Cyprus in February. “As alleged, the defendant engaged in multiple schemes [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Senior Correspondent in Kenya. She files this dispatch from Nairobi. On Monday, 3rd July, the High Court of Kenya declared President William Ruto’s appointment of 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) as unconstitutional. In a majority decision (2/3), the judges declared that due to lack of proper public participation as stipulated [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya.  The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled last Friday that denying LGBTQ individuals the right to associate in a registered NGO to advance their collective interest was discriminatory. This came after a 10-year battle that began back in 2013 when the lower court originally denied potential members [...]

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Tanzania’s opposition leader Tundu Lissu Wednesday returned to Tanzania after his attempted assassination in 2017, which he claims was politically motivated. The Lissu announced his return last Thursday on Twitter, detailing his flight and landing details while announcing his comeback and future political ambitions. Lissu said President Samoa Suluhu Hassan’s early January decision to lift the [...]

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