Omar quits Kenya rights watchdog post

May 20, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 – Hassan Omar Hassan has quit as vice chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human rights (KNCHR).

However, the rights campaigner says he will remain as a commissioner of the State-funded watchdog.

Mr Hassan says he decided to relinquish the post of vice chairman due to personal reasons.

He told Capital News that he wants to concentrate on core human rights work which he was unable to do since the post is too administrative.

However there have been open differences between Mr Hassan and KNCHR chairperson Florence Jaoko. At one point she placed an advert in the newspapers dismissing comments made by Hassan over leakage of witness information as personal.


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