Keyword: High Court Kenya

Kenya, Court declares forced evictions from informal settlements unconstitutional

A performer from Black Marimba Cultural troop entertains marchers as they gather at Central Park, Nairobi (Amnesty International) Forced evictions of persons living in unplanned settlements and slums is a common feature of urban development.  People living in these informal settlements live at the margins of society. Under the repealed Constitution, the aggrieved persons had very limited rights to pursue.  The Constitution now has protections for persons living in informal settlements against forced eviction.