Recognising the many challenges facing exiled human rights defenders (HRDs), PBI Kenya organised a series of four workshops between November 2016 and March 2017. The aim was to further explore the situation of defenders in exile in Nairobi and to consider the mechanisms through which various organisations and institutions providing assistance could improve their means for support.
Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Kenya face tremendous challenges in their work. This publication seeks to provide a contextual analysis of the political and human rights situation in Kenya in order to identify some of the needs and challenges of HRDs working within this context. It is based on PBI's findings since its exploratory mission yo Kenya in 2011. It also represents an indication on PBI's future work in Kenya and elaborates on the unique yet complementary role PBI aspires to play within the local protection community.