State should protect civic space to promote open society

It is increasingly worrying avenues to participate in governance are overtly being blocked by the state.

In Summary

• The pandemic, now in its second year, has moved from a health issue to a human rights matter, with a direct limiting impact on civic space.

• In an ideal society, a dynamic and plural civic space ensures governing institutions take into account the interests, needs and concerns of society at large.

Labour Day celebrations are held every year on May 1 to recognise Kenyan workers for their commitment towards growing the country's economy.

This year, however, Kenyans did not have much to ...

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