KENYA: One Year in Office for Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

As April 9, 2014 marked the first year in office of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto as President and Deputy President of Kenya, FIDH and KHRC have published a briefing paper which demonstrates that despite the commitments made by the Jubilee Coalition during its electoral campaign, which were echoed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his inaugural speech when he reaffirmed his willingness to guarantee the protection of “the rights of all citizens [...] through legislation that upholds the spirit of [the] Constitution”, and to “glorify rather than undermine democracy”, this first year in office has been marked by worrisome cases of infringements of fundamental rights and freedoms and by rampant impunity. This publication is a brief scorecard with recommendations on the human rights status in Kenya since Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, both of whom are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, in connection with the post-election violence of 2007-2008.
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