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Better but still Unequal: Human Rights in Kenya

Access to new resource related to solving global social problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Grace Chebet

6 April 2020 – Kisumu, Kenya – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global human and social problems. The new resource is titled “Better but still unequal: The state of human rights in Kenya”, a report published by Amnesty International Kenya in 2018.

Human rights have improved in Kenya since 1948 and with the introduction of a new constitution in 2010, but still half of Kenyans do not believe that the law is applied equally. The report states that majority feel high levels of wealth inequality and corruption undermine a core constitutional promise contained in the Kenyan Bill of Rights. The promise states that every person shall enjoy the rights and fundamental freedoms in the Bill of Rights equally. Kenya is an open and democratic society founded on the principles of human dignity, equality, equity and freedom.

1 out of 10 Kenyans say they have experienced a rights violation at some point in their lives. Only 33% of the population trust the police, a key law and human rights enforcement agency. Half of all Kenyans say they do not know which laws and policies deal with human right violations. According to the report, Kenyans have come very far since their founding fathers and mothers took up the struggle for independence. Kenya has become more open, active and free, this did not happen by chance. Independence movements, countless human rights organisations and activists both in the government and the civil society have blazed the way since 1948.

To access this new resource, go to the Solving Global Problems section of the library at, scroll down to “Solving Global Human and Social Problems” click on Human Rights, scroll down to resource. Free access, but please consider registering.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here