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The Kenyan High Court found that the amendments to the Judicial Service Act which gave the President greater power in appointing the Chief Justice to be unconstitutional. 

Freedom House issued a statement following reports of police brutality this week against demonstrators protesting the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Freedom House applauds the Kenayn High Court for safeguarding the right to freedom of expression enshrined in Kenya’s Constitution.

The president and his deputy have formed a winning electoral combination, but with the latter now facing political and legal challenges, the alliance’s future is in doubt.



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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