Kenya

Lift protest ban, protect judiciary and preserve civil society role, UN rights experts urge Kenya

Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honour its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans.

Amid 'critical' resource shortage, UN agency cuts food rations for refugees in Kenya

For 420,000 refugees living in northern Kenya, insufficient funding has forced the United Nations food relief agency to cut rations by 30 per cent, as it appeals for nearly $30 million for assistance.

Global Goals a ‘blueprint’ for fair and equitable development, Kenya tells UN Assembly

Speaking at the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations General Assembly, Kenya highlighted that the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided the globe with a blueprint for a more peaceful world and for making development and globalization “fair and equitable for all."

UN, partners seek $106 million in humanitarian aid for drought-hit Kenya

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Kenya today appealed for $106 million to scale-up their response to the most urgent needs resulting from the egregious effects of the drought in northern Kenya.

UN rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse by security forces which has led to deaths and injures, including among children.

Congratulating Kenyan people on peaceful elections, UN chief stresses dialogue to ease tensions

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated today the people of Kenya for their peaceful participation in the presidential elections, and, stressing the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions, called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls.

Ahead of elections, UN calls on Kenyan authorities to ensure peaceful polls

On the eve of Tuesday's general elections in Kenya to elect the President and other officials, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on all national stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.

UN emergency food agency resumes full food rations in Kenyan refugee camps

The United Nations emergency food agency resumed rations this month to refugees in Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps, but cautioned that there is not enough funding to also provide cash transfers through the summer.

UN appeals for nearly $170 million to aid pastoralists in northern Kenya

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $166 million to aid Kenyan pastoralists and farmers whose livestock and crops are suffering amid what the Government declared a “national drought disaster.”

UN agencies supporting Kenyans in drought-hit areas

The United Nations humanitarian chief today urged international support for the estimated 2.7 million people in parts of Kenya who urgently need food and water following the onset of a severe drought.