In Kenya, Key business and human rights concerns revolve around workplace rights, local communities –business relations, human rights and sustainable land use, human rights and sustainable environment and human rights and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
There have been allegations of human rights abuse across many business sectors including in the agricultural sector where sexual harassment, poor housing, low remuneration and poor working conditions are common particularly in commercial farms growing tea, coffee and cut flowers. This is also the case within the manufacturing industry, for example, within the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) garment factories.
In this section, you will find more information on the National action plan on business and human rights that is derived from the UN ‘Protect, Respect, Remedy’ Framework whose Guiding Principles clarify the Government’s expectation from concerned businesses in this regard.
Click here to go to the National Action Plan Website