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Kenya at 50: Unrealized Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

by Korir Sing 'Oei Abraham
Format
Book
Published
London : Minority Rights Group International, c2012.
Language
English
Variant Title
Kenya at fifty
Series
Report / Minority Rights Group International
Report (Minority Rights Group International)
ISBN
190791921X, 9781907919213
Summary
To mark Kenya's 50th anniversary of self-rule, this report reviews the current status of minority and indigenous groups in Kenya. Focusing on Kenya's 2010 Constitution, this report pays particular attention to how legal and policy changes over the last five years have addressed the social, economic and political challenges confronting minorities. The present state of minority and indigenous groups within Kenya's dynamic context has been shaped by conflicting forces of regression and progress responding to the 2007 post-electoral violence, the new Constitution and the forthcoming 2012 elections. This report demonstrates both the opportunities to be seized and constraints to be overcome by minority groups if they are to realize the dream of inclusion. Although Kenya's new Constitution contains numerous positive provisions for minorities and other vulnerable groups generally, this report shows that the prevailing experience of minorities in Kenya is increased vulnerability. There is a danger that constitutional recognition may not translate into positive developments for minority groups in reality. This report describes the ongoing challenges facing minority and indigenous groups: lack of political participation, discrimination and weak protection of their right to development.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Minority identity in Kenya
  • Human rights concerns of minorities
  • Minorities and change : the new Constitution
  • Constitutionalizing minority rights in Africa
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations.
Description
32 p. : map ; 30 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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