Kenya: Court Declares Abortion-Related Arrests, Prosecutions Illegal

26 MARCH 2022
By Jemimah Mueni

Malindi — The High Court in Malindi has declared abortion related arrests and prosecution illegal.

The landmark ruling made on Friday now protects patients seeking abortion services as well as healthcare providers offering the services.

While making the ruling, the court noted that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that protecting access to abortion impacts vital Constitutional values, including dignity, autonomy, equality, and bodily integrity.