PBI-Kenya accompanies Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network march for peaceful elections and against police violence

On June 23, PBI-Kenya tweeted: In the lead-up to the march, the Mothers Network also tweeted: The general election is scheduled for August 9, 2022. Following the 2017 election, Human Rights Watch stated: “The elections were marred by serious human rights violations by Kenyan security forces, who used excessive force to Read more…

PBI-Kenya visits Kiambiu and Ruaraka in Nairobi for discussions on defending human rights

On May 19, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We visited @KiambiuJustice [Kiambiu Justice & Information Network – KIJIN] to know their offices and discussed their vision, structure, and #humanrights issues in Kiambiu. Congratulations on the work with the #youth and thank you for sharing your experiences as an #HRD.” Kiambiu is an informal Read more…

PBI-Kenya accompanies march in Nairobi demanding an end to femicide and justice for Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru

PBI-Kenya outside the Supreme Court of Kenya in Nairobi, January 11. On January 12, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “Yesterday #WHRDs and #HRDs across Kenya demonstrated against the increase in femicide and violence against women in Kenya, after the murder of #WHRD Elizabeth Ekaru.” Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru was murdered on January 3 in Read more…

PBI-Kenya shocked by killing of land rights activist Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru, calls on government to protect WHRDs

Photo: Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru On January 5, PBI-Kenya tweeted: “We are shocked by the killing of Elizabeth Ibrahim Ekaru on Monday 3 January. We urge the government of #Kenya to conduct thorough investigations into her killing and to protect #HRDs #WHRDs.” Ekaru, who was 47 years old, was a renowned Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports Missing Voices coalition’s efforts to stop extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by the police

Photo: On March 24, 2021, Missing Voices released its 2020 report on police killings and enforced disappearances in Kenya. On August 17, The Guardian reported: “The Kenyan police killed 157 people in 2020, up from 144 the previous year, according to Missing Voices, a group of organisations investigating unlawful killings Read more…

PBI-Kenya saddened and shocked by the murder of Kiambu forest and wetlands defender Joannah Stutchbury in Nairobi

On July 19, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “We are saddened and shocked by the murder of environmental defender Joannah Stutchbury, who was killed on 15 July just outside her home.” The Guardian reports: “A prominent environment activist has been shot dead near her home in Kenya, after receiving Read more…