Communist Party of Kenya (CPK)
“We will fight in the streets of Nairobi for our brothers and sisters in Haiti”

Despite the prohibition by Kenya’s High Court, President William Ruto has vowed to deploy policemen within this week to Haiti. Communist Party of Kenya leader Booker Omole says Ruto is selling the country’s foreign policy to the highest bidder, namely the US

Kenyan High Court blocks parliamentary authorization of police mission to Haiti

The high court in Nairobi will issue a ruling on a legal challenge to the deployment of 1,000 Kenyan police forces to Haiti as part of a “multinational force.” The US and UN-backed mission has been condemned as yet another attempt to undermine the sovereignty of the Haitian people. 

King Charles’ visit to Kenya brought to the fore calls for justice for UK’s colonial and ongoing crimes

The British monarch expressed “deepest regret” for “abhorrent and unjustified acts of violence committed against Kenyans,” but stopped short of an official apology. People’s movements have called for reparations and accountability for crimes during the colonial era but also steps to address their impact which continue to this day

Foreign intervention Haiti Haiti and Kenya establish diplomatic ties as UNSC mulls deployment of controversial “security support mission”  

Kenya has stated that it will lead a potential security intervention in Haiti backed by the US and the UN. The move has been condemned by progressive forces as yet another attack on the sovereignty of Haiti in service of imperialist interests while plunging the country further into insecurity 

Nigeria’s Senate refuses to support ECOWAS plan for West-backed military intervention

A day after ECOWAS chiefs of staffs finalized plans for a military intervention, Nigeria’s Senate refused to support President Bola Tinubu’s proposal to deploy soldiers. Tinubu is the current chair of ECOWAS. Meanwhile, Niger has seen multiple demonstrations in support of the coup that overthrew Mohamed Bazoum

Death toll mounts in Kenya as police intensify crackdown on protests against US-IMF backed tax regime Death toll mounts in Kenya as police intensify crackdown on protests against US-IMF backed tax regime

After police killed six protesters and arrested more than 300 on July 19, Kenya’s left and human rights group warned of a resurgent police state. Kenyans have been protesting President William Ruto’s Finance Act that increases taxes on essential goods

Kenya protests While Kenyans are protesting on the streets, US and IMF cheer President William Ruto’s ‘reforms’

Kenya’s Finance Act 2023, which has provoked country-wide protests by aggravating the cost of living crisis through taxes on basic commodities and incomes, is welcomed by the US because it will “give Americans safety on investing in the country”

Kenya protests death Ruto Understanding mass protests and violent repression in Kenya: William Ruto’s tax hikes

At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds arrested in mass protests that have been rocking Kenya for over a week. A root cause of the anger is the doubling of taxes on fuel that will have a disastrous impact on the people who are already facing a cost of living crisis

Kenya relations with Western Sahara Morocco fails to get Kenyan endorsement for its colonial occupation of Western Sahara

A Kenyan foreign ministry communique has clarified that the announcement made on Twitter by newly elected President Willian Ruto on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and had no bearing on the country’s foreign policy

Kenyan left prepares for mass protests against controversial constitutional amendments

The amendments introduced by president Uhuru Kenyatta are, according to critics, aimed at cementing an opportunistic alliance with opposition leader Raila Odinga, and subverting the spirit of the constitution. The provisions have been struck down by a court

Kenya’s communists fight state repression, IMF-World Bank policies

Booker Ngesa Omole of the Communist Party of Kenya talks about the state attacks on the party, the failures of the Uhuru Kenyatta government, and the protests against IMF-World Bank prescribed policies

Kenyan Court postpones trial of Communist Party members for second time

The Party has condemned the delay in the proceedings in a statement and reported that defendants have still not been informed about the charges against them