PBI-Kenya calls for release of four human rights defenders arrested in front of Ugandan embassy in Nairobi ahead of election

Photo from HAKI Africa. On January 13, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project tweeted: “We express concern regarding the arrest of human rights defenders HAKI Africa ED Hussein Khalid, Waithera Beatrice, Yassah Musa, and Ojiro Odhiambo today and urge for their release.” While still in detention, Khalid tweeted: “A threat to Read more…

PBI releases new 14-minute documentary on police executions, social justice and the human right to water in Nairobi

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project and Peace Brigades International-United Kingdom have just released a new 14-minute documentary titled Ghetto Justice. That documentary can be seen by clicking here. It raises many issues including mobilizing for social justice, the human right to water, and police killings in the informal settlements of Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports murals on child pregnancies to help communicate messages of change

“Niache Nisome” translates as “Let me pursue my education”. On October 26, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “Murals are effective in communicating messages of change.” “These last weeks, the Women Human Rights Defenders Toolkit Organizers have been using murals to address the rise in child pregnancies during Covid-19.” “To Read more…

PBI-Kenya supports community discussions on teenage pregnancies in Nairobi’s informal settlements during the pandemic

The Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project has noted that there has been a sharp increase in teenage pregnancies in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic. PBI-Kenya has highlighted: “Child pregnancies are closely linked to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and put the health of girls at risk, have negative socio-economic effects and Read more…

PBI-Kenya holds trainings on the security situation for human rights defenders in Nairobi

In June, PBI-Kenya carried out a collaborative risk baseline assessment with sixteen Social Justice Centres that identified gaps that needed to be addressed to enhance the security of human rights defenders. Then in September, PBI-Kenya discussed digital security for HRDs, including safe communication platforms and social media presence. In their Read more…

Faith Kasina to speak on Peace Brigades International webinar about police violence, October 30

Faith Kasina is the co-convener of the Social Justice Centres Working Group (Uhai Wetu), the co-founder and coordinator of the Kayole Community Justice Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a field assistant with the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project. She will be speaking on the Peace Brigades International-organized webinar: Police violence Read more…

PBI to Human Rights Council: “Police violence has continued to be a daily experience in Kenya.”

On September 30, Peace Brigades International-Switzerland Advocacy Coordinator Kim-Mai Vu presented on the human rights situation in Kenya during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) general debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. She stated: “We welcome the important contributions to the UPR of Kenya. Due to Covid-19 Read more…

“PBI was a true introduction to the meaning of solidarity”: Justin Mohammed on his time as a PBI volunteer in Kenya

As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years. Justin Mohammed, who now lives in Ottawa, accompanied defenders through the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project in 2015-16. Justin Read more…

PBI-Kenya discusses digital security with human rights defenders at monthly mandazi meeting

On September 21, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “In our #MonthlyMandaziMeeting we discussed digital security for human rights defenders, including safe communication platforms and social media presence.” A mandazi is a fried snack, like a doughnut, only triangular and far less sweet. Mandazis are always had with tea and Read more…

PBI-Kenya discusses safety and security with human rights defenders from Social Justice Centres in Nairobi

On September 8, the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project posted: “We visited human rights defenders of different Social Justice Centers and discussed safety and security for HRDs [human rights defenders] and the concerns of their communities.” PBI-Kenya adds: “This is part of the Increased Capacities, Stronger Networks project.” PBI-Kenya has previously Read more…