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Kenyan parliament to investigate police brutality

Kenyan parliament to investigate police brutality

Kenya

Kenyan lawmakers have approved a petition to probe police brutality in the country.

On Tuesday, a member of parliament requested the house to establish a joint parliamentary select committee to investigate the rising events of police brutality.

Senate speaker Ekwe Ethuro said the Senate’s security committee will table its report in the coming months.

Police have been criticised of using too much force to disperse citizens during protests.

Since April, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has been holding protests against the country’s electoral body IEBC.

The latest protests on Monday saw at least one person killed and scores injured including a 5-year-old boy who was shot by a stray bullet.

Last month, three people were killed in similar protests.

During a requiem mass for the victims, the opposition accused police of using excessive force against innocent Kenyans.

In light of this, the government has banned all oppostion demonstrations in order to “save lives and protect properties”.

CORD maintains that it is their constitutional right to demonstrate. The opposition further added that it will continue with planned protests next week on Monday and Thursday.

Press Agencies

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