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Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya

The Equal Rights Trust (ERT), in partnership with the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), has published In the Spirit of Harambee: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya. As they say, the country report is “the first ever comprehensive account of discrimination and inequalities on all grounds and in all areas of life in Kenya”. It makes a set of recommendations that we would like to debate with you. What do you think about it?

Speaking about the report, Dimitrina Petrova, ERT Executive Director, said:

“This report looks at the situation of the young Turkana man struggling to find work in the marginalised desert town of Lodwar, the stateless Nubian in Kibera who can’t obtain personal documents, the gay victim of violence and police extortion in Mombasa, the HIV+ sex worker denied medical attention, the child with albinism forced to attend a school for the blind, the rural widow going to court in order to keep her plot of land, and the cases of many other people suffering discrimination, inequality, and disadvantage in today’s Kenya. The report then analyses the legal, policy, and enforcement framework of Kenya to see if it has begun to create change, so that all these people can live as equals in dignity and rights”.

You can read the report here: In the Spirit of Harambee: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya.

Here you can also see a Human Rights Watch video about Kenya

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