Kenya Visits & Communications

Country Visits

The UN Special Rapporteur visited Kenya from 16 to 25 February 2009. He gave a press conference in Nairobi on 25 February 2009 at the conclusion of his visit, and that press statement and a shorter press release are available here and here, respectively. He reported on his visit to the May 2009 session of the UN Human Rights Council. His mission covered: killings by the police; extrajudicial executions in the conflict at Mt. Elgon; and killings in the violence following the December 2007 general election. His report is available below. Following the release of the Special Rapporteur's preliminary findings, diplomatic heads of several missions to Kenya as well as Kenyan NGOs issued joint statements in support, available here. Immediately following the Special Rapporteur's visit, two prominent human rights defenders were assassinated in Nairobi, and media coverage of that situation, including statements by the Rapporteur, can be found here.