- 19 Dec 2019
- Royal Court Hotel, Mombasa
- 10 am to noon
- Organized by Okoa Mombasa
Join Okoa Mombasa on Dec. 19 at 10 am for a press conference discussing our coalition’s recent Access to Information request for contracts and documents related to the Standard Gauge Railway and Container Terminal 2.
The two public infrastructure projects have been shrouded in secrecy and marred by a lack of public participation, despite their massive cost and sweeping impact on Kenya’s economy.
Join us to hear why Okoa Mombasa believes that the Government has an obligation to release all documents related to the projects under the Constitution of Kenya and the Access to Information Act.
“Kenyans are tired of the government treating us like children, and we are tired of information about public projects being filtered,” said Khelef Khalifa, chairman of Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI) and an Okoa Mombasa member. “The government should not be able to mortgage the future of our country in secret. We have a right to participate in these decisions.”
“Our request is simple: Show us the contracts so we can decide for ourselves. This is our right under the Constitution.”
The event will take place at the Royal Court Hotel on Haile Selassie Road in Mombasa.