alert status : Genocide alert


Genocide stage:

6- polarization


Affected group:

  • government opposition


Current situation:

  • al shabaab and the government supporters are harassing those who are against the government


Félicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years, since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide.

A Nairobi newspaper in 2002 carried a photograph of the fugitive Felicien Kabuga.  Credit...George Mulala/Reuters

PARIS — He was behind the radio station whose hate-filled invectives turned Rwandan against Rwandan, neighbor against neighbor, even spouse against spouse. He...

Survivors Should be Supported, Attackers Prosecuted

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped in Nairobi by men who claimed that she was dressed indecently. 

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An article in Kenya’s Daily Nation recently profiled 10 women who were found murdered and warned other women they coul...

5/22/2018 - A Hull man who befriended and helped vulnerable families in rural Kenya to gain access to their children has been convicted of 9 child abuse offences.

The National Crime Agency began investigating Keith Morris, a 72-year-old locksmith, in February 2017 after another British national staying in Kenya reported his inappropriate behaviour with children.

Enquiries by the NCA and Kenyan National Police identified that...


The meeting on 9 March 2018 between Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga was as unanticipated as it is significant. In their joint statement issued after the talks, they promised to address the “deterioration of relationships between communities” and “aggressive antagonism and competition” that has blighted repeated electoral cycles in Kenya. This pledge is welcome: the warm words betwe...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Kenyan government to stop trying to restrict media freedom and to lift the suspension of two TV channels that have been unable to broadcast for the past seven days despite a court ruling in their favour.

Citizen TV, a commercial channel, and Inooro TV, a community station, were taken off the air on 31 January for defying a ban on covering opposition leader Raila Odinga’s mock inaugur...

Kenya’s political crisis could come to a head on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to stage a swearing-in ceremony as the “people’s president” after two contentious elections in 2017. President Uhuru Kenyatta – who was declared victor of those elections – is reportedly readying a tough response, including the arrest of opposition leaders. This could provoke protests, further police crackdowns...

January 26, 2018

Wiper Party leader and NASA co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka on Thursday warned that the two main political formations in the country must dialogue now or risk doing it when the country is in conflict.

Speaking in Kitui West Constituency, Kalonzo linked the current political impasse to perennial electoral injustice vowing that the vice must be put to an end.

“I really feel pained for my country. I do not want to make any other plea....

December 14, 2017

Widespread sexual violence marred Kenya’s 2017 elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Kenyan government should urgently take steps to protect women and girls, as well as men and boys, from sexual violence.

The 31-page report, “‘They Were Men in Uniform’: Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Kenya’s 2017 Elections,” documents the devastating physical, mental, social, and economic impact of gende...

What’s happening?  On 26 October, Kenya is scheduled to hold repeat presidential elections following the Supreme Court’s annulment of the previous vote held on 8 August. Proceeding in current conditions risks escalating the political crisis.

  • Why is the vote contentious?  President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is ready for the vote, while opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses to participate, citing the lack of electoral reform...


Kenya must hold repeat presidential elections before 1 November, after the country’s Supreme Court annulled a first vote that took place in early August. The Court’s decision was historic, unprecedented in Africa’s electoral history and applauded across the continent and beyond. It has, however, provoked a response from Kenyan political leaders that has introduced new levels of tension and uncertainty ahead of the fr...

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