This article analyses the influence of privatization of water resources on access to the right to water in Kenya. It is premised on the belief that water is a fundamental human right and must not be seen as a social or economic good. Attention will be given to national-, regional- and international legislation and proposals on the right to water, water as a human right and the privatization of water resources. This article is based on literature study and interviews.
Keywords: Abuja Ministerial Declaration on Water, Covenant on Economic, Human rights, New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), Privatization and commercialization, Social and Cultural Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Water Act 2002, Water rights, World Water Protocol