We are a civil society whose mission is to end police injustices perpetrated by government police officers in Kenya
Questioned on the same, Charles Owino, the police spokesman, said the incidents were “regrettable” but he however justified the use of force by the police. “This is a serious war against a serious disease … When instructions have been given that we are going to have a curfew, they must be followed … I have to particularly blame members of the public because we are protecting life.”
The Human rights watch recently published a video compilation of recent police related killings in Kenya perpetrated by regular police officers in uniform, They include riot situations and extrajudicial executions carried out in broad daylight. This is just a few of many of the extrajudicial killings happening in Kenya. Please be advised that this video contains GRAPHIC CONTENT
Promising student Carliton Maina was shot by the police in Nairobi. His mother believes he was murdered. As part of The Guardian’s special focus on Kibera, we met residents of Africa’s largest slum to explore their deep distrust of the police and find out what Maina’s, and other recent deaths, can tell us about the dramatic rise in extrajudicial killings across Kenya.
Following the tragic deaths of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwendwa and Joseph Muiruri in Nairobi, human rights organisations, the Law Society of Kenya and other concerned citizens decided they had enough.
The Kenyan police have been waging an underground war against crime by killing suspected criminals. Once again, young men have been gunned down in broad daylight in Kayole, a poor neighborhood in Kenya. One of the four men was 19-year-old Brian. Resident witnesses say he was killed by police.
Police in Kenya are being accused of shooting dead more than two-thirds of all those who are killed by guns in the country. A human rights group says least 1,200 have been killed by the police in the last five years and only one officer has successfully been prosecuted. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Nairobi.
Five police commanders might face murder charges should the office of the director of public prosecutions implement the recommendation by Kisumu senior resident magistrate beryl Omollo. The five according to Omolo were culpable of the death of six month old baby Samantha Pendo
There re some stories that will not even sell as fiction because they do not sound true and yet they are reality and all the evidence and consequences are there to prove that it actually happened. The story of Baby Samantha Pendo is one such tale.
Are you a writer, journalist, victim or a witness of police injustice in Kenya? This is an urgent call to share your story with Us. We are also calling on street journalists to join our cause and become part of the movement to end extrajudicial killings and forced dissapearances in Kenya.