Falling short: the right to free primary education in Kenya

26 February 2016Mutuma Ruteere

This report is a human rights-based analysis of the status of free primary education in the slums of Nairobi.

Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Photo: Concern Worldwide.

The analysis takes as its reference point the free education policy unveiled by the Kenyan government in 2003, that abolished levies in primary schools.

The analysis proposes that any policy aimed at addressing challenges in access of a right must deliberately pay attention to the most marginalised in society, and urban slums constitute some of the poorest communities in Kenyan society.

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