Development displacement in Kenya: Case study of Solai Dam, Kenya

By Annette Opiyo Introduction The growing demand for hydro-power energy is the primary driving force for the increase in the number of dam constructions globally[1]. However, dam projects have had adverse effects on the population leading to internal displacement. In the last 20 years, over 300 million people in developing countries have been internally displaced … Read more

A birds eye view of laws and policies regarding IDPs in Kenya.

By Eron-Reece K Apolot Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict. The United Nations Office of High Commissioner … Read more

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