State's aggressive crackdown and lawsuit filed against the government in response

AO: This article describes how the Kenyan government implemented (overly?) aggressive tactics to crackdown on the spread of Coronavirus including mandatory quarantine period and required fees to be released from quarantine. The article also notes how in the first 10 days of the curfew, Kenyan police officers killed at least six people while trying to enforce the lockdown (according to Human Rights Watch). In response, human rights groups like Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network, a nongovernmental organization, and nonprofit Katiba Institute along with seven people who say they were held in quarantine have filed a lawsuit against the government for violating the human rights of those held in mandatory quarantine. There have also been public protests and Kenya Human Rights Commission appears to be tracking the issues although the article didn't mention specific actions they have taken.


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