The European Union and its Member States accredited to Kenya issue the following statement:
The EU and its Member States express great concern at the decision taken by the NGO Coordination Board regarding Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG) and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
We welcome the announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior to reverse the NGO Coordination Board decision regarding AfriCOG and KHRC, as well as his reassurances that President Kenyatta and the Government of Kenya are committed to ensure unrestrained space for civil society, in all its diversity.
It is vital, particularly during this important period, that Civil Society Organisations are able to operate without harassment or hindrance in line with due process.
1) The European Union has 28 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
2) The European Union and its Member States accredited to Kenya are represented by the diplomatic missions of: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the European Union.