Corruption, security & impunity in Kenya were the overarching themes that officials of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights addressed during a meet and greet with Kenyans in Toronto on Friday November 13, 2015.
The Q & A session delved into issues related to human rights in Kenya including: Terrorism, extra judicial killings, radicalization of youth, powerlessness and/or lack of political will to tackle corruption, damage to Kenya’s image internationally, crime, bribing of courts & judiciary, devolution, governance from a human rights-based approach, fighting terror with terror, exponential rate of youth unemployment, the constitution and citizens’ responsibility to making it work.
Here is a couple of snippets (raw) of the conversation with Commissioners George Morara Monyoncho (Vice Chairperson) and Jedidah Wakonyo Waruhiu.
Other visiting officials were Patricia Nyaundi (Secretary to the Commission) and Deputy Commission Secretary Evelyne Samba.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an autonomous national Human Rights institution established under article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 with the core mandate of furthering the promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya.
By Esther Essie Wambui