Threats on human right activists in Mombasa reduced, says official

Human rights activists in Mombasa at a past function.PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Cases of human rights violations on activists in Mombasa county have  drastically reduced  in a period of six months since August last year to date.

According to human rights organisation Haki Africa Chief Executive Officer Hussein Khalid, the reduction of cases is linked to good partnership between the activists and Nyumba Kumi initiative.

“We are very satisfied that here in Mombasa we have noted that human rights violations have been on the decrease; we receive around three to four cases of violation on activists everyday.” He said.

Six months ago, averagely Haki Africa was receiving eight to nine cases every day.

“We can say that human rights violations in the last six months has almost halved and its because of the work of individuals such as wazee wa mtaa and mabalozi wan Nyumba among others”. Said Khalid.

In October 2016, during public inquiry on human rights and insecurity organized by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) at Koblenz hall in Mombasa, Mr. Simon Katee coordinator for the security and human rights institutions in Mombasa expressed his fears over increased cases of threats on activists by unknown persons with the aim of silencing them not to fight for the rights of common mwananchi.