Advisory To The National Assembly Departmental Committee On Defence, Intelligence, And Foreign Relations On The Alleged Human Rights Violations By The British Army Training Unit In Kenya (BATUK)

This is an advisory submitted by KNCHR to the National Assembly Defense, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Committee sheds light on grave human rights abuses at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) base in Nanyuki, Laikipia County. Over the course of three decades, the report documents numerous instances of severe misconduct, including sexual assault, killings, maiming, environmental degradation, and unfair dismissal of local staff. Notable cases highlighted in the report include the tragic death of a nine-year-old boy due to unexploded ordnance left by BATUK forces and the unresolved killing of Agnes Wanjiru by a British soldier. Additionally, the report details instances of rape, intimidation of whistleblowers, and a hit-and-run incident involving a BATUK trailer. KNCHR's oral submissions to Members of Parliament underscore the urgent need for accountability and justice in the Kenya-UK military relationship, emphasizing concerns about the prioritization of military cooperation over addressing human rights violations. Download Advisory