Kenya: Silencing opposition to one-party rule

Index Number: AFR 32/028/1990

This document describes the detention of advocates of a multi-party system in Kenya. Three cases of people held under indefinite administrative orders are described, as well as four other cases of government critics in jail awaiting trial for sedition. Short-term arrests, interrogations and harassment of government critics has also been common. Torture and ill- treatment of several prisoners has been alleged. Those still held are: Kenneth Matiba, Charles Rubia, Raila Odinga, George Anyona, Edward Oyugi, Ngotho Kariuki, Augustus Kathangu, Gerald Chirabika Beti, Elijah Rukose Khasalika, Charles Rukwaro, Caleb Ooro Odero, Sammy Maina, Harrison Githaiga Gacheru, Charles Kuria Wamwere, Thomas Kipkurui Murgor, Joe Njoroge Kimani, Michael Karanja Gathiru, D M Kimatta.

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