The climb for justice initiative heads to William Hill Keraita on 5th October, after a successful expedition of Mt Longonot which took place on September 14.

Reason for initiative

Climb for Justice was started by the Defenders Coalition-Kenya previously National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders- Kenya (NCHRD-K) to raise funds to support women and men who put their lives on the line to protect the constitution and human rights.

“Our aim is to also establish a human rights defenders center which is meant to promote and protect the rights of the Kenyan people thus we target to raise around 50 million shillings for the project with Climb for Justice initiative that will run through to December, 12, which happens to be Jamhuri Day,” said Kamau Ngugi, Executive Director Defenders Coalition.

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He is therefore calling upon Kenyans to join the initiative to help in building the hub which will be the center of excellence for defenders wellness and safety and building talents in order to continue defending the weak in society. The youngest participate in the initiative is 7 years old, Jabali Mboya and is joined with other young participants including 8-year-old Naila Sifa and Malcom Wahome (11 years).

The initiative will see them go to Elephant Hill-Aberdare Range on November 16th and then finish with the biggest of all, Mt Kenya, between December 7-12.

Milestones

For the past 10 years the Defenders coalition in collaboration with other organizations has influenced the development of Kenya’s human rights laws and policies through the advocacy and strategic public interest litigation and mobilized Kenyans and their organizations into joint action to advance human rights. In 2017, with other continental partners they worked towards the passage of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights Resolution 376 (LX) of 2017 which called for the conducive environment for the civil society organizations and human rights defenders in Africa.

For more information on this initiative head over to their website