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Kenyan honored by the US State Departement

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Mar 12, 2010.

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and first lady Michelle Obama (R) present the 2010 International Women of Courage Award to Kenyan human rights activist Ann Njogu at the State Department in Washington, March 10, 2010. Ten women received the award on Wednesday, the only one within the State Department that pays tributes to women leaders worldwide.
     
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    That is great for mama Africa. I hope this was done on merits!!
     
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    US first lady Michelle Obama (L) is pictured on stage with the 2010 International Women of Courage Awards recipients at the State Department in Washington, March 10, 2010. With Obama are (2nd L-R) Afghanistan's Shukria Asil and Shafiqa Quraishi, Sonia Pierre of the Dominican Republic, Kenya's Ann Njogu, Korea's Lee Ae-Run, Sri Lanka's Jansila Majeed, Syria's Sister Marie Claude Naddaf and Zimbabwe's Jestina Mukoko.
     
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    Anti -Riot Police officers arrest Ann Njogu during a demonstration against Former Finance minister Amos Kimunya in Nairobi in July 2008.
     
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    Abuu, huyu mama amefanya nini hasa cha kustahili tuzo. I'm curious.
     
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    Ana nafasi kubwa katika vikundi vya Elimu-Jamii na kuwahamasisha raia kuhusu
    haki zao dhidi ya unyanyasaji wa serikali. Hizo picha zinazoonyesha purukushani
    zake na mwera should give you a picture if what she's up against in terms of her
    work.

    In reflection to Tanzania this is something the country needs in its fight against
    corruption and enlightening the masses about their rights and the power of their
    vote during elections.
     
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    Duh! kweli alijitoa muanga kupigania haki za binadamu.
     
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    Ann Njogu, Kenya

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    In 2008, Ms. Njogu was co-convener of the Civil Society Congress, which worked to avert total political collapse in the aftermath of the violence that tore Kenyan society apart after the December 2007 elections.

    Her organization, the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW), documented sexual and gender based violence during the post election period, providing essential data for national and international investigations of possible criminal conduct by Kenyan leaders. Ms. Njogu was also instrumental in passage of Kenya’s Sexual Offences Act, as a co-drafter and lobbyist.

    Ms. Njogu has been a leader on Constitutional reform, which is crucial to Kenya’s future. She was the Co-Chair of the Multi-Sectoral Committee on Constitutional Reform, the Co-Chair of the Joint Dialogue Forum on Constitutional Reform and a delegate to the Bomas National Conference on Constitutional Reforms. Using the influence of her organization, CREAW, she has kept pressure on lawmakers for Constitutional reforms, and ensured that the reform process is representative and not skewed to benefit the existing power structure.

    These activities have come with great personal sacrifice. In 2007, Ms Njogu was physically assaulted and arrested by state security for demanding that Members of Parliament review their hefty salaries in light of the generally poor state of the country. With the other arrestees, she filed a Constitutional reference now popularly known as "Ann Njogu and others versus the State," which was successfully adjudicated and now limits the time a Kenyan citizen can be held in custody to 24 hours. Hundreds of Kenyans have since used this landmark case to secure their release when police have arbitrarily arrested them and held them against their Constitutional guarantees.

    In 2008, with six others, Ms. Njogu was arrested, beaten and sexually molested by police when the group raised the issue of possible corruption in the sale of the Grand Regency Hotel. The matter is still pending in court, but it is just another example of her dedication to exposing corruption and fighting for reforms in Kenya.

     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcIyBVpeKFI"]YouTube- Ann Njogu feted in DC[/ame]​
     
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    Huyu Mama ni wakili,hebu msikize hapa anavyoongea hususan kuhusu ubakaji wa kina
    dada. I give her the thumbs up one hundred percent.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4xBrE2uyVo"]YouTube- Ann Njogu[/ame]​
     
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