Stella Nyanzi

Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers as she organised a protest for more food distribution by the government to people financially struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Kenya a safe haven for dissidents, opposition chiefs on the run

What you need to know:

  1. This month, Ethiopian lawyer and civil activist Teshager Tsigab became the latest dissident to seek refuge in Kenya, claiming the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was after his life.

In the recent past, some of the most prominent opposition leaders and dissidents who have been tear-gassed, arrested and beaten by the police, held in solitary confinement, charged on frivolous grounds or had their lives threatened, have sought refuge in Kenya.

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