Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya: Legal challenges and recommendations.

IDPs arrive in Munigi as Bosco Ntaganda fighters approach from Goma, the 1st of March 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

By Janet Jebichii. Introduction Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are persons who have been forcefully caused to flee their homes by either conflicts, violence, disasters, development projects, human rights violations and are still within their national borders.[1] Development of legal and policy solutions to the problem of internal displacement in Kenya was enhanced after  the 2007-2008 … Read more

BRIDGING SOCIAL DIVIDES, STRENGTHENING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY TIES IN INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

IDPs arrive in Munigi as Bosco Ntaganda fighters approach from Goma, the 1st of March 2013. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

by Dr. Jane Wathuta & Anita Wambui The family is the fundamental unit of society and it entitled to the protection of the State.[1] Various human rights instruments therefore enunciate the right of the family to protection from arbitrary or unlawful interference.[2] Motherhood and childhood are further entitled to special care and assistance.[3] In the African … Read more