The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) held a three days meeting parallel to the ongoing twenty sixth Conference of Parties (COP26) that is ongoing in Glasgow Scotland from 6 to 8 […]
The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) is currently testing the efficacy of two different organic pesticides in three clusters in Migori and Baringo County. The tests that are being supported by Evan Cornish Foundation and implemented in partnership with War on Want (WoW) is part of the “Transition to Agroecology for Food Sovereignty and Climate Justice project” that also has components of advocacy against importation of banned chemical pesticides from UK like paraquat occasioned by the recently signed UK-Kenya Free Trade Area agreement.
The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) and partners under the banner of the Kenya Debt Abolition Network (KDAN) are set to hold an event in Kangemi Nairobi to mark the International Day of Action Against World Trade Organization (WTO) and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Marked annually on 10 September, the day is set aside to by Social Movements to protest against the criminal trio of WTO, World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that are directly and indirectly promoting a host of multilateral and bilateral FTAs that have created a criminal level of inequality in this world. In 2018, it was estimated that 82% of the world’s wealth is now controlled by merely 1% of the people and this is attributed to the neoliberal policies of WTO, IMF and World Bank
KPL condemns this move with strongest possible terms and is asking for the lifting of the ban as it goes contrary to the article 2(1) of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) that obligates the Kenyan Government to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of peasants other people working in rural areas. The ban also goes against article 3 of the UNDROP stating that peasants have the right to full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms recognized in the Charter of the United Nations and that they have a right to determine and develop priorities and strategies to exercise their right to development and it obligates the Kenyan Government to take appropriate measures to eliminate conditions that cause or help to perpetuate discrimination. Furthermore, the notice is contrary to the article 27 of the Constitution of Kenya (CoK) stating that state every person has the right to full and equal enjoyment of all rights and fundamental freedoms including article 43(c) of the CoK stating that every Kenyan has a right to be free from hunger and to have adequate food of acceptable quality
The Kenyan Peasants League Youth Collective (KPL-YC), Mariwa Cluster today marked the International Youth Day (IYD) by exchanging indigenous seeds and establishing a Cluster Seed Bank. The event that was held at Mariwa village coincided with the International Youth Day that is marked annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society and was also attended by members Mulo Cluster Youth Collective.
The Kenyan Peasants League Youth Collective from Mariwa Cluster will today the 27 June 2021 at 3pm hold a meeting at Mariwa Village in Migori County.
The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) Agroecology and Climate Justice (AE & CJ) Collective is set to hold a Four Days National Training on Agroecology and Climate Justice targeting members of KPL – AE & CJ Collective from 14 to 17 June 2021. The Four Days National Training shall take place in Kangemi and will be attended by representatives from KPL’s nine clusters namely Rabolo, Mariwa, Mulo and Kurutyange in Migori County; Apuoyo in Siaya County; Kamnarok in Baringo County; Kangemi in Nairobi County and Utawala and Mwende Munyanyau in Machakos County.
Members of the Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) from various Clusters held events to mark the World Environment Day Marked Annually on 5 June. The events were held to expose the role of powerful global corporations in aggravating climate change and also hold reflections on the role of Peasants Agroecology in Achieving Climate Justice
The Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) and the Kenya Debt Abolition Network (KDAN) have moved to the East African Court of Justice over the recent KES44 Million (USD401 Million) International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Kenya. Represented by Lumumba and Ayieko Advocates, the two organizations have sued the Attorney General of Kenya and the Secretary General of the East African Community for failing to perform their responsibility of ensuring that the Kenyan Government maintains a ceiling of gross public debt at 50% of its Gross Domestic Product in Net Present Value terms as required by article 5(2)(b) as read with articles 6(2)(c) and 9 of the Protocol on the Establishment of the East African Community Monetary Union.
At the height of the first wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) received support from the Agroecology Fund USA (AEF) under small grants to help KPL respond to Covid-19 pandemic