Reach out for Kenya


Since the disputed elections of the 27 December 2007, Kenya has been torn apart by a stream of politically-motivated and ethnic attacks. At least 1,000 people have been killed, while more than 500,000 have been internally displaced, and 12,000 have fled seeking refuge in neighbouring Uganda. Only handful of those responsible have been arrested and charged.

To protest against these human rights abuses and ongoing impunity, Amnesty International organised an International Day of Action on the 27 of February 2007. This video shows the action by Amnesty International members around the world who reached out for the people of Kenya.

The Government of Kenya must end the impunity of those responsible for post-election violence, including the members of the police who used excessive force. Only this way can the cycle of impunity and violence be broken.