The NGO Amnesty International (AI) on Tuesday condemned the “arbitrary” detention of one of the leaders of its delegation in that country, Renee Ngamau, and called on the authorities to stop harassing and intimidating activists and workers from EU organizations defending human rights.
“We believe that she was attacked simply because she defended human rights and protected the people’s right to land,” said Irungu Houghton, executive director of AI Kenya.
Ngamau, who was released on bail shortly afterwards, was arrested at her home in Nairobi on the night of 14 September for “mobilizing her neighbors to peacefully oppose private development on public land that has been designated as a playground is, “declared the NGO. .
“On the basis of a single complaint, eleven police officers were mobilized to arrest Ngamau. Nobody bothered to appear in court this morning. Nobody should ever be arrested just for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression and expression. Peaceful Assembly, even less arrested and tried, “he condemned.