Kenya

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent reports they have received concerning the human rights situation in Kenya.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Malloch-Brown): We have noted the recent report by Human Rights Watch on the October 2008 disarmament operation by the Kenyan military in north-eastern Kenya and the report to the Human Rights Council in June 2009 by UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston on extrajudicial killings. As with previous reports alleging human rights violations, we have urged the Kenyan Government to instigate independent investigations into the allegations raised.

Updated: 13/12/2009 — 5:27 PM