LGBT+ Refugees Eviction From ‘Safe Housing’ In Kenya A Result Of Discrimination

LGBT+ refugees from a number of African countries were evicted from their refugee housing in Kenya on Friday. According to Reuters, the 76 LGBT+ refugees moved to Nairobi in April, seeking greater protection from discrimination they received within Kenyan refugee camps. On June 12, the landlord told the group to […]

Taking A Step Towards Greater Transparency Of Immigration Detention Centres 1

The United Nations’ theme for this year’s World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20thJune, is #StepWithRefugees – Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The day encourages supporters around the world to ‘walk, run and cycle the distance refugees cover each year to reach safety’. Asylum Insights reports that as of […]

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage, While Kenya Nullifies It

Friday, May 17th, 2019, saw history made in Taiwan, as it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages, while the same day saw a rule upheld that criminalized same-sex marriages in Kenya. They are two countries on different continents but faced with the same issue of LGBT community. […]

Homicide And Drug Gangs In UK Force Somali Parents To Send Their Teenage Sons Abroad

Knife crimes have been on the rise in the U.K. In London, 28 stabbings were reported with 17 of them being fatal, between January 1st and March 10th, 2019. Reports indicate that homicide across the U.K. rose from 649 in 2017 to 739 in 2018 alone. This is an increase […]

Kenya-Somali Maritime Border Wars

Recent happenings surrounding the Kenya-Somali border war, saw Kenya recall its Ambassador to Somali-Lt. General (Rtd) Lucas Tumbo- after Somali auctioned oil blocks in the disputed border area. The ambassador was recalled for urgent consultations following Somalia’s move to auction oil and gas in the disputed maritime area. In the […]

Lessons Kenya And The Rest Of Africa Can Learn From Dusit Terror Attack

The Dusit terror attack that took place on January 15th 2018 left 21 people dead, several others injured and at least 700 rescued. This was another trying moment for Kenya, as people with bated breath hoped for the best, especially those with loved ones caught in the midst of the […]

Nairobi Hotel Attack: Al-Shabaab Continues Violence In Kenya

21 people were killed and dozens more injured this week when al-Shabaab militants stormed an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi. The attack began when security personnel at the DusitD2 Hotel were ambushed by gunmen, who detonated explosives inside the complex before opening fire on guests and workers as they were […]

Lethal Crash In Kenya Spikes Safety Concerns

On the morning of October 10 in Kenya, a bus driver lost control of his unlicensed vehicle, swerved off the road and crashed. Some 70 people were in the overcrowded bus at the time, of which 55 died. Several of the fatalities were children and many of the survivors were […]

Ripple Effects Of Kenya’s Presidential Election Still Being Felt In The Nation

The time that has elapsed since Kenya’s courts nullified the presidential election is almost one year now. The level of disruption the election caused affected several parts of the nation with the total number of nullifications being nothing short of astonishing. Some of the elections nullified have involved high profile […]

Demolitions in Kenya Reflect Human Rights Violations, Leaving Thousands Homeless

Thousands located in Kenya’s largest slum have recently experienced days of demolition by government bodies for which human rights groups have called a violation of the law. The demolition of illegal structures through the Kibera slum in Nairobi, is to usher a new $20m dual-carriageway through the capital – approved […]