Analysis: Who Civil Society is Really Serving?


Gatu Mbaria, Land Use Planner and contributor at AllAfrica, explains who civil society really serve in Kenya. He discusses how NGOs work to serve the Kenyan locals, though mostly funded by foreigners.

Mbaria asks, Who are NGOs accountable to? "Such organizations have almost unlimited powers because they are not accountable to any other authority apart from their foreign financiers."


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Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)




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