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16 Apr 2010 description
report COHRE

Human rights organizations including COHRE, Amnesty International and the national civil society organizations Shelter Forum and Hakijamii Trust have written to Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki urging him to stop forced evictions along the Kenya Railway across the country, as over 50,000 people face eviction from land along the railway reserve.

On 21 March 2010, the state-owned Kenya Railways published a notice in daily newspapers giving those living on railway reserve land nationwide 30 days to pull down their structures and leave, "or face forceful eviction and prosecution".

05 Mar 2010 description
report COHRE

(Geneva, 5 March 2010) The Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) today called on the Kenyan government to show more commitment to the housing rights of the poor in Kenya.