Concluding Observations and Recommendations - Kenya: Combined 8th -11th Periodic Report, 2008 - 2014


Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the 8th to 11th Periodic Report of the Republic of Kenya

I. Introduction

1. The Republic of Kenya (Kenya) is a State Party to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (African Charter or Charter), having ratified the Charter on 23 January 1992.

2. Pursuant to Article 62 of the African Charter, Kenya submitted its initial Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) at its 41st Ordinary Session, held in Accra, Ghana, from 16 to 30 May 2007.

3. The present Report, which was submitted in December 2014, is the 8th-11th Periodic State Report of Kenya (covering the period 2008 to September 2014), and it brings Kenya up-to date with its reporting obligations provided for under Article 62 of the African Charter.

4. The Report was presented to the Commission by the delegation from Kenya led by Ms. Maryann Njau Kimani, Senior Deputy Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice of Kenya.

5. The Report highlights developments which took place in Kenya in the promotion and protection of human rights, and the legislative, administrative and judicial measures put in place to comply with its obligations under the African Charter.

6. The present Concluding Observations and Recommendations give an account of the positive aspects, the factors restricting the enjoyment of human rights and the areas of concern regarding exercise of human rights in Kenya. The Commission makes recommendations to the Government of Kenya on measures for strengthening the enjoyment of human rights as guaranteed by the African Charter, as well as other relevant regional and international human rights instruments.