US report: Police brutality, abductions and corruption among common crimes in Kenya

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According to the US Embassy in Nairobi, there are around 20 most common crimes in Kenya.

The US Embassy cited police violence, forced disappearances, and labor abuse as major offenses in its 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Kenya.

The report covers arbitrary deaths, forced disappearances, torture, life-threatening prison conditions, arbitrary arrests, and invasion of privacy.

The report also cited limits on free expression, violence against journalists, and major government corruption as crimes to be addressed.
Deficient investigations and accountability for gender-based violence in Kenya.

“Impunity at all levels of government remained a major issue. “The governmental Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) investigated multiple examples of misbehavior,” the study stated.

[T]he Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) continued to recommend incidents of police wrongdoing to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecution. Alleged corrupt officials often went unpunished.”

A significant interference with the freedom of peaceful assembly and association was observed in the report, including harassment of nongovernmental organizations and activists.

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The US Embassy reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was defeated in court.

They openly reconciled in March 2018, promising to work together for national unity. As part of this vow, the president created the Building Bridges to Unity Advisory Taskforce.

[T]he Bill and overall proposal were declared unconstitutional in August, partly because the President lacked authority to initiate a popular initiative to modify the constitution.
The report also covers workers’ and non-citizens’ rights.