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The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations and State agencies have been advocating for the decriminalisation and reclassification of petty offences in Kenya. Decriminalisation and reclassification involve administering new perspectives of dealing with petty offences which includes abolishing some petty offences from our current laws. The advocacy by KNCHR and CSOs targets to ease service delivery within the criminal justice system such and address aspects such as decongestion in prisons and places of detention that bear a great cost to the State. The Criminal Justice System should be empowered to use other measures such as issuance of warnings to offenders, compulsory counselling, community service orders for petty offences amongst other redress measures. Download Document




Report of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights on Violations of Human Rights in the Matter of Miguna Miguna
The Commission admitted and followed this specific matter pursuant to its Constitutional obligation under Article 59 (1) (d) (e) of the Constitution of Kenya which requires the Commission: (d) to monitor, investigate and report on the observance of human rights in all spheres of life in the Republic, including observance by the national security organs; and (e) to receive and investigate complaints about alleged abuses of human rights and take steps to secure appropriate redress where human rights have been violated;. Download Report

Constitutional Petition No.51 of 2018 - Judgement