Mombasa housing regeneration. A business solution or a people’s project?

In 2016, the County Government of Mombasa, through a public-private partnership project dubbed “Urban Renewal and Redevelopment of Old Estates”, sought to demolish old estates of Mombasa in order to build 30,000 apartments as part of its contribution to the Big Four Agenda. 90% of the units would go to the investor and the county would remain with 10% that could be occupied by the tenants of old estates. Read More

Haki Yetu Org Officer Warda Nzighe and the organisation’s Peace Ambassador in Malindi Francis Katana at the grave of Kesi Kenga Salehe in Kavunyalalo Village, Malindi Sub-County in Kilifi. Mr Salehe was killed in December 2021 by a mob who accused him of bewitching his two brothers who had earlier died out of road accident and Covid-19 respectively. /Photo Courtesy of Haki Yetu Org.

Commemorating World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Haki Yetu Organisation is joining the world in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) which is held each year on 15 June to highlight one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as a family member or friend.The day was officially recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127, December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who first established the commemoration in June 2006. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations. Read More

A call to reject leaders of questionable integrity

Haki Yetu, Inform-Action and the Angaza Movement in general joins the rest of the country in mourning the death of the third president of the Republic, HE Mwai Kibaki. While his failures are well documented, the late president has in many ways performed better than his predecessors and successor. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Read More

Hamasisha citizen action group successfully influencing participatory governance in Kwale county

Community participation is a principal that is enshrined in the Kenyan constitution. Yet many Kenyans do not even know about their right to participate or how they can actually make use of that right. Local public offices have a duty to ensure that decisions regarding the use of public funds are the result of transparent, effective and ethical processes which adhere to the law and stand up to scrutiny by the Kenyan public. Read More

Government must respect freedom of expression – A statement by Angaza Movement

Government must respect freedom of expression, abandon targeting voice of critical mass

Mombasa, 31.01.2022

On Sunday, January 30, 2022, an individual who identified himself as a police officer working at the Coast regional commander’s office, by the name Njiru, summoned Khelef Khalifa to the Coast Police headquarters.

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A statement by Lamu inter-religious leaders on the state of security in the county

MAHRUS HOTEL, 18.01.2022

We the religious leaders from Lamu County have congregated here today to address the events that have been experienced in the county in the past one month. We express our condolences and deepest sympathies to the victims and families of the recent violent and reckless attacks. We wish to express our solidarity too with the families and communities that were forced to leave their homesteads and take refuge as IDPs in schools and community centers. The violence, terror and displacement must be addressed and ended as a matter of urgency and so we make our desperate pleas to the following groups:

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Voter mobilization during the enhanced mass voter registration exercise

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had launched the Enhanced Continuous Voter Registration exercise, a month-long activity that aimed at registering new voters, on Oct 4 with the goal of registering six million new voters by Nov 2nd. Until 31st August 2021, the commission had registered only 180,938 new voters. Therefore, it was deemed crucial to conduct enhanced mass voter registration in order to attain the target of registering a total of six million new voters.

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Peace grassroots actors prove to be vital in overcoming intergenerational conflicts

According to security reports, Kinango sub-county and especially Kibandaongo village are hotspots when it comes to intergenerational conflicts and killings of elders under the pretext of witchcraft accusations. CPS partner Haki Yetu Organization has been involved in the mediation of similar conflicts in Kenya’s costal region for the last seven years.  This is why the local administration of Kinango sub-county contacted us in 2020 and asked for our assistance.

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