No medical facility or police officer should charge you to obtain a P3 form. The Court in its ruling noted that the Poliuce Charter states P3 as a free document. It has further been established that there are some police stations who are in compliance with the charter and give the form free of charge.
As for the health facilities run by the national and the county governments, some charge for filling, the P.3 form while some do not. The same facilities issue the Post Rape form free of charge whose purpose is complementary to that of the P.3 form to assist victims of rape and assault in their evidence in their criminal cases. The post mortem report in murder cases, the P.3 form for mental assessment and other forms are supplied by the state and the county governments free of charge.
The High Court made the following declarations:
1.That a declaration do hereby issue that the respondents are jointly and severally in violation of the basic principle of access as to justice in levying of fees for issue and for filling of the Medical Examination Form popularly known as P.3 form.
2. That a declaration do hereby issue that the Medial Examination Form, that is the P.3 form or any form required or issuable to victims of crime is free of charge and that no levy shall be imposed.
3. That an order of prohibition do hereby issue prohibiting the respondents, their agents or any medical officers in charge of public health facilities at both levels of government from levying fees for issue or for filling of the Medical Examination Forms (P.3s).
Read the full judgement here: https://hrdcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CON
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Ikal Angelei made history by staging a spirited opposition against the construction of the Gibe III Dam to protect the livelihoods of people living in northern Kenya.
Researching the potential impact of the Gibe III Dam, Ikal Angelei was shocked to discover that, although the project appeared to be bringing progress, it would potentially cut off the water supply to half a million farmers, herders and fishermen.
This prompted the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize winner to begin her campaign to block the building of the dam on the Omo River to protect Lake Turkana, a World Heritage site and the world’s largest permanent desert lake. Turkana is the source of livelihood for the people living in its environs.
Read her full story here: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kenya-s-bold-and-audacious-go-getters/1056-5059080-5o6i4kz/index.html
5TH APRIL 2019
• National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (NCHRD – Kenya)
• International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ-K)
• International Commission of Jurists –Kenya (ICJ-K)
• Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)
• International Justice Mission (IJM)
• Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)
• Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)
• Rights Promotion and Protection Centre (RPP)
• Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA-K)
• Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW)
• Kenya Human Rights Comission (KHRC)
• Kenyans For Peace, Truth and Justice (KPTJ)
• Usalama Reforms
• Amnesty International Kenya
• Transparency International Kenya
• KATIBA Institute
• Peace Brigades International (PBI)
• Usalama Reforms Forum
• The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA)
The government of Kenya has established an intergovernmental committee on human rights that will be tasked to advise the government on measures necessary to comply with its international and regional human rights obligations and specifically to co-ordinate and prepare reports to and engage with international and regional human rights mechanisms (including treaty bodies, the universal periodic review and special procedures), and to co-ordinate and track national follow-up and implementation of the treaty obligations and the recommendations emanating from these mechanisms.
In a gazette notice dated 29 March 2019, the committee will be chaired by the Attorney General and its functions will be:
To read more about the committee, download the gazette notice here: https://hrdcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vol.CXXI-No_.37_.pdf
Constitutional Petition No. 440 of 2013)
JUDGMENT OF ASIKE MAKHANDIA. TA, Court of Appeal, Nairobi
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is in the context of
this case apt. It neatly sums up what lies at the core of this appeal. This
Article recognizes that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity. Thus, strip someone of their dignity and you strip off
their essence of
being a human being.
Dignity since the beginning of the era of human rights has become the foundation of all other rights. It amounts to the recognition that the sole purpose for protecting , promoting and fulfilling human rights is the acknowledgement that all human beings must be accorded respect.
The concept of dignity for all men and women involves the development of opportunities which allow people to realize full human potential within positive social relationships. It is the quest for dignity, equality and equal recognition and protection before the law that made the respondent in this appeal file the petition, subject of this appeal in the High Court.
Download the entire judgement here: https://hrdcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NGO-Board-v-Gitari-Makhandia.pdf