Tense East Africa under UN scrutiny

Commissioners Yasmin Sooka (Chairperson), Kenneth Scott and Godfrey Musila

Commissioners Yasmin Sooka (Chairperson), Kenneth Scott and Godfrey Musila

MARIA MACHARIA 
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) -UNITED Nations human rights experts are undertaking a filed mission to some volatile places in East Africa.
Commissioners Yasmin Sooka (Chairperson), Kenneth Scott and Godfrey Musila will assess the situation in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia until December 7.
They will meet government officials, members of civil society, religious leaders, diplomats and UN agencies to discuss the current human rights
situation in the countries.
South Sudan is beset by civil strife since independence in 2011. Thousands have been killed and over 1 million displaced.
In Kenya, refugees are despondent at plans to close Dabaab, the world’s biggest refugee centre, housing more than 200 000 Somalians.
Ethiopia has suffered worsening violations with hundreds killed over the past two years in anti-government protests.
The commissioner will present a report to the Human Rights Council in 2017.
CAJ NEWS

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