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Freedom House today released a report assessing Kenya’s progress towards improving government accountability, promoting civic liberties, human rights, rule of law and transparency over a three-year

Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Devolution Mwangi Kiunjuri moved to operationalize a key piece of legislation needed to create an enabling environment for civil society. 

As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 14 Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter highlighting concerns about continued human rights violations.

Kenya's security agencies continued violations and disregard for international human rights law in the name of counter-terrorism should be of particular concern to the United States. 



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs

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Special Reports

Governance Assessment Kenya: January 2013 – July 2016

This special Freedom House report focuses on political developments in Kenya beginning in 2013 – when the country held its first general elections under a new Constitution that was designed to improve protection of basic rights, constrain executive power, and devolve some powers to newly created country governments.

Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.


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