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Wimbo wa Mapambano

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 30/10/2019  
Kupigwa na kupokonywa maisha Hakutatuzuia sisi wananchi Kunyakua Uhuru wetu Na haki ya jasho letu Jasho letu Na haki ya jasho letu
By: Lena Anyuolo, Ukombozi Library and Member of Mathare Social Justice Centre with Contribution from Gacheke Gachihi Coordinator Mathare Social Justice Centre. The foundation of social movement building is first and foremost, friendship. The camaraderie is vital as it guards against self-interest and opportunism among the members. The second is…

Extra-Judicial Executions (EJEs) by Police in Kenya

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 06/11/2019  
By: Anneke Osse (†) and Naomi van Stapele (ISS/EUR) A policeman was filmed while executing two male teenagers in front of a crowd in broad day light in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on 31 March 2017. Two hours later he shot dead another two young men near Mathare, an urban settlement in…

A story of Caroline (Mtetezi) Mwatha as narrated by Wilfred Olal

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 06/11/2019  
Growing up in Dandora, Caroline was always referred to as a quiet and humble girl, brought up in a very religious family. She spent most of her time when she was young in Holy Cross Catholic church in Dandora, when I met her later in life in the quest to…

Victims Stories

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 06/11/2019  
Stories from the Mothers and Survivors Network. An interview with Caren Kiarie My name is Caren Kiarie Wambui, mother to the late Calan Munyaka who was executed by the police. I have two other sons and three step daughters. I have three grandchildren of whom the eldest is the daughter…

Women and Extra Extrajudicial Killings

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 06/11/2019  
Stories of outstanding women working on Extrajudicial Executions from the Social Justice Centres An interview with Caren Wambui My name is Caren Wambui Kiarie, I am married and a mother of six. I am a Human Rights Defender in Nyando sub county, Kisumu County. I relocated from Nairobi in December…
By: Martin Mavenjina Since its registration in January 1994, the Kenya Human Rights Commission has worked closely with numerous victims of systemic gross human rights violations by both state and non-state actors. The KHRC’s work on Security Governance over the past couple of years has been through advocacy, policy and…

The Extra Judicial Killing of Jacob Kituku Kilonzi

Volume 16, Issue 2 | Published 06/11/2019  
By: Haki Africa Jacob Kituku was a matatu tout in Mikindani. A young man who had initially been employed at Nation media as a driver according to those who worked with him. He was later employed as a driver in one of the export processing zones commonly referred to as…
By: Attiya Waris I have for the past decades watched as my friends and family go through all sorts of oppressive interactions; and to which there has seemed to be no recourse. Growing up I heard that when we had the attempted coup in Kenya in 1982, many many women…