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The current selection process will determine the strength and independence of the judiciary as the country prepares for highly contested elections in 2017.

Freedom House urges the Kenyan government to investigate the murder of International Justice Mission (IJM) staff member Willie Kimani Kinuthia, IJM client Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muriri.

Freedom House urges the Kenyan government to investigate the abduction of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani.

In light of Chief Justice Mutunga's retirement, Freedom House urges recruitment of Kenya's next Chief Justice to uphold constitutional requirements.



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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