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Overview

Police used excessive and sometimes lethal force to enforce a curfew and to disperse peaceful protests; they also carried out extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances. Journalists and bloggers were subjected to harassment, intimidation and arbitrary arrests. COVID-19 movement measures were restrictive and undermined the right to health for women and for people from marginalized groups, and subjected refugees and asylum-seekers to further hardship. Women continued to face inequality. The authorities forcibly evicted thousands of people, and the President disregarded the Constitution by failing to appoint superior court judges.

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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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Office address: 3rd Flr Parkfield Place Kanjata Road, off Waiyaki Way Westlands NAIROBI Mailing address: PO Box 1527 00606 Sarit Centre NAIROBI

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East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

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Office: Riverside Studios Riverside Lane, Off Riverside Drive Nairobi, Kenya Mailing: PO Box 1527 00606 Sarit Centre Nairobi, Kenya

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