Kenya

43 million people
820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Free
Press:
Partly Free
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News & Updates

The government’s recent pressure on nongovernmental organizations threatens a central pillar of the country’s democratic system—and ordinary Kenyans appreciate what they stand to lose.

Poll of Kenya citizens shows trust and support for human rights groups.

 

Freedom House welcomes the High Court’s decision to lift the ban on Haki Africa and Muhuri, and calls on Kenya to uphold the 2010 Constitution. 

Kenyan Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru announced that the NGOs Co-ordination Board would not cancel the registration of nearly 1,000 NGOs. 

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Experts

Senior Director for Program Strategy and Development


Signature Reports

Special Reports

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.

Programs

Freedom House is working to empower civil society to advance domestic justice and put an end to impunity, while also strengthening intra- and inter-regional networks of advocates working to advance this issue.