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Western Regional Office
Training on monitoring, documenting and reporting human rights violations

Training on monitoring, documenting and reporting human rights violations

Commissioner Morara addressing participants at a training on monitoring, documenting and reporting human rights violations. The training was organized by WERO organized and it targeted civil society actors in Western Kenya

Prison Inspection

Prison Inspection

An inmate at Migori Women’s Prison speaks to Commissioner Jedidah at a meeting held in the course of an inspection exercise conducted in 2016.

Community Awareness and Sensitization

Community Awareness and Sensitization

Ms Mary Omulupi, a human rights defender, addressing participants during a community awareness forum in Teso North Sub-county, Busia County.

About the Western Regional Office

The Western Regional Office (henceforth referred to as WERO) was opened in December, 2013 to address human rights concerns in Western Kenya. It covers a total of 11 counties in Western Kenya, namely; Kisumu, Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Siaya, Vihiga, Busia, Kericho, Bomet and Kakamega. Being a regional office, WERO is responsible for ensuring that the Commission’s strategies are implemented in the counties in which it works and the Commission’s objectives are achieved in those counties.

The office focuses on enhancing access to justice, promoting institutional reforms especially in the security sector, enhancing the realization of socio-economic rights, and empowering members of the public with knowledge on their human rights and obligations. The office works very closely with key stakeholders like law enforcement officers, Prisons Department, non-governmental and state bodies that work on matters touching on human rights, among others.

Key Focus Areas

Complaints and Investigation.

The Office carries out field investigations on thematic human rights issues within the Coastal Region and advises the Commission on appropriate options for redress. Click Here to learn more about our work

Public Education & Training.

This is done through workshop trainings of both State and non-State Actors, local Radio Talk Shows, dissemination of IEC materials as well as Public Awareness forums.Click Here to learn more about our work

Business and Human Rights.

Monitoring and inspection visits to prison facilities and police station to ensure that these facilities are in tandem with national and international human rights standards.Click Here to learn more about our work

Latest Publications


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