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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. 



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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