Meet Kimutai Kirui Eldoret Based Human Rights Activist

Kimutai Kirui Centre against Torture is an Eldoret Based human rights activist with vast experience in defending the human and constitutional rights of Kenyans.

The foundation that provides services across the Country, is a man who has attracted friends and foes in equal measure.

Kitui has been vocal against police brutality and arbitrary arrests especially within Uasin Gishu County rubbing with powerful government officers who would not hesitate to bend the law.

His tireless efforts to push for the rule of law have not spared the County enforcement officers who take advantage of the existing gaps in the law to commit all forms of atrocities and human rights violations.
“We have pushed and continue to push relevant government agencies to have County askaris, Kenya forest service officers, and Kenya wildlife officers answerable to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority in order to check on their excesses,” said Kimutai Kirui.

He came to the limelight after he successfully took to court The County Government of Uasin Gishu over the Construction of County Government offices without proper public participation.

“We Took the county government of Uasin Gishu to court over the construction of county offices without involving the public in 2019, Petition 1 of 2019 Kimutai Kirui VS county government of Uasin Gishu at the Environment and lands court. The court upheld our persuasion on the constitutional requirement on Public participation,” he said.

The human rights activist has been at the forefront of seeking Justice for 8,000 Victims of a recruitment agency.

The First Choice recruitment and consultancy which is alleged to have duped the victims of over three hundred million shillings, Kimutai led the victims in filing Petitions at the Uasin Gishu County Assembly.
The National Assembly and The Senate, The report of the Uasin Gishu county assembly awaits implementation by the relevant authorities, while the Senate Labour committee has commenced Investigations into the petition and is expected to interview some of the victims in Uasin Gishu.

“We must empower our people in the available ways and means to legitimately fight for Justice, by doing so we breathe life into the constitution, We hope those behind the First Choice Scam will face the full force of the law,” said Kimutai.

The activist has also been recognized for his endless fight to ensure justice for widows in Uasin Gishu County who continue to be disinherited under the pretext of retrogressive cultural practices as well as corrupt administrative officers.

The human rights activist who recently suffered Cyber Bullying and online trolling affirms he does not champion the rights of the gay community and neither is he a member of the LGBTQ.

“They are trying to divert my attention from serious issues of leadership and good governance that I have been advocating for including human rights, But I want to assure them I will not be deterred in this quest, Those who were involved in linking me with the LGBTQ with an aim on attacking my character, are being investigated,” said Kimutai.

Kimutai who is a staunch Muslim father and husband is also the Founding member and the Secretary general of the Chaptiret Mosque and is currently pursuing his Master’ Degree.

Kimutai’s Mantra is the promotion of constitutionalism for a Free and just society for all.

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