NGOs: We were shut over plan to contest poll result in court

Kenyans for Peace with Truth & Justice (KPTJ) board member Haron Ndubi (left) joins KHRC executive director George Kegoro and board member Maina Kiai at the human rights group’s offices at Gitanga Road, Nairobi, on Tuesday to protest its deregistration by NGO Coordination Board. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • KHRC chairman Makau Mutua said that they will be back in court over the decision to shut down KHRC, which he termed illegal.
  • Mr Fazul Mahamed instructed the directors of AfriCOG to cease operations with immediate effect until it acquires a certificate of registration.
  • High Court judge Joseph Onguto had, on April 29 last year, declared a similar attempt to deregister  KHRC unconstitutional.

Non-governmental organisations believe they were shut because they were preparing to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in court.

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