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Kenya

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received from the British High Commission in Nairobi on the use of tear gas by police officers at a recent demonstration in Nairobi; and if she will make representations to the Kenyan Government about human rights in that country. (108042)

We were concerned by the reports of opposition supporters in Kenya being tear-gassed by the police. Ministers and our High Commissioner in Nairobi continue to stress to the Kenyan Government that they, and other politicians, should respect freedom of speech and association and the rule of law in run up to next year’s elections.