Categories: Politics

Orengo’s Wife Appointed to Top International Job

Siaya Senator James Orengo’s wife ,who happens to be a Kenyan human rights lawyer, Betty Murungi, has been appointed to the United Nations commission of inquiry looking into human rights violations in Palestinian occupied territory.

Mrs Murungi will be joined by David Michael Crane (United States), Sara Hossain (Bangladesh) in probing one of the most politically-charged investigation in the UN’s history.

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The President of the UN’s Human Rights Council, Ambassador Vojislav Šuc on Wednesday appointed a special commission to look into possible human rights violation in the 2018 protests in occupied Palestinian territory.

The UN responded to pressure from human rights activists around the world over numerous killing of Palestinians who were were protesting against the opening of the US embassy in Jersulam.

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More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli authorities, many of whom were conducting protests on the Palestinian side of the Gaza border.

The decision to form a commission of inquiry was strongly opposed by Israel who were supported the United States and Australia.

However, it passed after receiving the backing of 29 members of the 47-state U.N. forum. Another 14 countries, including Britain, Germany and Japan, abstained.


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