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Overview

Police used excessive and sometimes lethal force to break up protests; they unlawfully killed 167 people, including some of those arrested for violating Covid-19 restrictions, and forcibly disappeared 33 people. Incidents of gender-based violence, primarily against women and girls, increased. Courts affirmed the right to housing, but government agencies flouted a presidential moratorium on evictions during the pandemic. A group of LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers were attacked in Kakuma refugee camp. No one was brought to justice for the killing of environmental activist Joannah Stutchbury in July.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist in practice

Retains the death penalty in law, but hasn’t executed for at least 10 years

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