From ICJ-K: On 27 March 2023, the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ
Kenya) continued to monitor and document the activities that unfolded during the Monday Protests. The Protests were the second in the series of protests the Azimio La Umoja Coalition called for. As a body of jurists, we are concerned that the protests are becoming a basis for continued clawing back against our constitutional and legal imperatives, violation, and derogation of the fundamental rights and freedoms entrenched in our Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
ICJ Kenya is further concerned the events of 20 March 2023 and 27 March 2023 can potentially take the country on a dangerous path with glaring ramifications to human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. The protests closely mirror the events of the Post-Election violence in 2007, where political incitement led to atrocity crimes that resulted in mass killing, sexual and gender-based violence, grave injuries, and internal displacement of the masses and triggered the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Read full statement: PRESS STATEMENT ON THE MONDAY PROTESTS, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, AND CONDUCT OF THE NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE
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