Lawrence M. Mute

The Government of Kenya is proposing major changes to several laws to facilitate its war against terrorism in the wake of deadly attacks. Kenyans should be worried that some of the changes may entail abridgment of their rights and freedoms guaranteed in the constitution.

The eighth wonder of the world boasts its banality

Tame wildebeest clogging the clean concrete of Mbagathi

Which arrows smartly past low and high rise tenement

It coerces the zooming traffic to slow down and look

At humanity swarming from Kibera’s troubled slumberland

To uncertain industry in Industrial Area

And the motorist’s camera has long-since seen this jaded parade

Far too often for it to remain a juicy titbit

At tonight’s bush more

cc. On the 18th of December, 2008, a Statement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity with the backing of 66 states including six African countries, was read at the General Assembly. The statement reaffirmed “the principle of the universality of human rights amongst other things. But a counter-statement arguing against the statement supported by 60 states more M. Mute’s presentation draws upon Kenya’s experiences as documented by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) in the course of its work monitoring the 2005 Constitutional Referendum and the 2007 General Elections. It explains the basis upon which the national commission is persuaded that it more