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Commission investigating Kimathi event

The Human Rights Commission says it has received formal complaints relating to a speech against homosexuals and interracial marriage held on Saturday.

The commission said that it could not comment directly on the issue at this time as it was currently investigating the matter,

HRC chairman Michael Hanson said: “The Human Rights Commission has been made aware of comments that took place during an event at Liberty Theatre on Saturday September 26, 2015.

“As of this morning the commission has already received formal complaints related to the event. These formal complaints will now be dealt with in line with the commission's powers to investigate and rule on any potential breaches of the Human Rights Act 1981.

“The commission must be cognisant of not prejudicing the outcome of any investigation and potential tribunal hearing into these matters. As these issues are now the subject of a formal inquiry the commission will not be making any further comment in respect of this specific event at this time. The public is urged to review the Act in detail and to make any requisite queries and complaints to the commission if they feel their rights have been breached.

“The public is also welcome and encouraged to call or visit the commission's office (located in the Mechanics Building on 12 Church Street) to learn more about the act and the function of the commission. In particular, as set out in the preamble of the act, our duty to recognise and uphold the inherent dignity, and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.”

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Published September 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm (Updated September 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm)

Commission investigating Kimathi event

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