Recent Kenya Reports

Spectators run to join a political rally ahead of a general election in 2007. Kenya's politicians have been urged to watch their language and curb unruly supporters. Photo courtesy of Micro Kid/Flickr.

Kenya’s Truth Commissioner Alarmed by Clashes

Robert Wanjala| Nairobi
IWPR Kenya Security Series
Politicians urged to watch their language and curb unruly supporters.

People fleeing the sound of gunfire near the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi on September 21, 2013. A report by police oversight body calls for a simplified command structure to guarantee a swift response to attacks. Photo by Anne Knight/Wikimedia.

Kenyan Police Struggling to Manage Security Threats

Kioko Kivandi | Nakuru
IWPR Kenya Security Series
Report by police oversight body calls for simplified command structure to guarantee swift response to attacks.

A police officer on the beat in Kibera, a sprawling slum on the outskirts of Nairobi.  Photo by Matthew Rhodes, IWPR.

Kenyan Police Vetting Goes at Snail’s Pace

Lilian Ochieng | Nairobi
IWPR Kenya Security Series
Too few officers have undergone vetting, and not many people are brave enough to come forward with information on abuses.

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta at the Status conference on 8 October 2014. The Defence seeks acquittal for President Kenyatta as prosecutors seek adjournment until Kenyan authorities come up with missing evidence. Photo courtesy ICC/Flickr.

Kenyan President’s Lawyers Clash with Prosecutors

IWPR Reporter | Nairobi
Defence seeks acquittal for President Kenyatta as prosecutors seek adjournment until Kenyan authorities come up with missing evidence.

Violet Kayanga at her stall in Total. A multi-ethnic group running a saving and loans network says it has helped mend relationships following the 2008 violence. Photo by Anthony Langat.

Community Banks Help Reconciliation in Kenya’s Rift Valley

Anthony Langat | Nairobi
IWPR Kenya Security Series
Multi-ethnic group running a saving and loans network says it has helped mend relationships following the 2008 violence.