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Security forces continued to enjoy impunity for extrajudicial killings, unlawful killings and enforced disappearances. The right to peaceful assembly was violated, with at least 57 protesters killed by the authorities in an attempt to suppress dissent. The authorities failed to take measures to protect the right to life. Trials of police officers accused of unlawful killings were repeatedly delayed. LGBTI people’s rights were threatened by a proposed homophobic bill. Radical taxation reforms and the rising cost of living threatened Kenyan people’s ability to sustain themselves. A proposed increase in individual health insurance contributions undermined the right to health for those who could not afford them. Five million people were at risk of acute food insecurity because of the prolonged drought. The government failed to promote the right to privacy of thousands of Kenyans who unknowingly sold private information to the WorldCoin company. Parliament took steps to abolish the death penalty.

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