KNCHR urges Government to address human right violations

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has now challenged the government to address alleged human right violations witnessed during the 2017 presidential election.

KNCHR says the government should use the new found unity to revisit the killings and destruction of property during the contested presidential polls to demonstrate that Kenya respects human rights.

The Commission says there were cases of alleged violations of rights and fundamental freedoms during the elections.

Of key concern to the human rights body is the hardliner stance that was taken by the two political divides that almost dismembered the Kenyan fabric.

But after the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga on Friday 9th March, KNCHR says it is time for dialogue geared towards national healing.

The commission however maintains that even as Kenyans celebrate the new found unity, the human rights violators must not work scot free.

KNCHR Chairperson Kagwiria Mbogori while releasing the annual report on human rights status in the Country noted that Kenya has moved a notch higher in respecting, protecting and promoting human rights.

She however called on the state to ratify a number of key human rights treaties that will ensure commitment to protecting human rights as per international best practices.

Mbogori at the same time urged the National Police Service Commission to address the said salary reduction on graduate police officers saying it may throw the service into a crisis.

KNCHR says the security agents play a key role in promoting human rights in the country and they should also be protected.

  

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