African Commission on Human &
Peoples’ Rights

Commission Africaine des Droits de
l’Homme & des Peuples
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Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the 8 th to 11th Periodic Report
of the Republic of Kenya


1. The Republic of Kenya (Kenya) is a State Party to the African Charter on Human
and Peoples Rights (African Charter or Charter), having ratified the Charter on 23
January 1992.
2. Pursuant to Article 62 of the African Charter, Kenya submitted its initial Report to
the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) at its
41st Ordinary Session, held in Accra, Ghana, from 16 to 30 May 2007.
3. The present Report, which was submitted in December 2014, is the 8th-11th Periodic
State Report of Kenya (covering the period 2008 to September 2014), and it brings
Kenya up-to date with its reporting obligations provided for under Article 62 of
the African Charter.
4. The Report was presented to the Commission by the delegation from Kenya led by
Ms. Maryann Njau Kimani, Senior Deputy Solicitor General at the Office of the
Attorney General and Department of Justice of Kenya. 1
5. The Report highlights developments which took place in Kenya in the promotion
and protection of human rights, and the legislative, administrative and judicial
measures put in place to comply with its obligations under the African Charter.
6. The present Concluding Observations and Recommendations give an account of
the positive aspects, the factors restricting the enjoyment of human rights and the
areas of concern regarding exercise of human rights in Kenya. The Commission
makes recommendations to the Government of Kenya on measures for
strengthening the enjoyment of human rights as guaranteed by the African
Charter, as well as other relevant regional and international human rights


the full list of the delegation is attached as Annex 1.

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