As more people react to the recent abuse of human rights in Kenya by the police, a Human Rights Watch in the capital,Nairobi has released its findings on a recent allegation of brutality and killings in the east African country.
An African researcher and a member of the group,Otsieno Namwaya told Africanews they have handed a copy of their findings to the Kenyan Inspector General of Police.
“They definitely have a copy, before we embark on this public report, we shared these cases with all the relevant Kenya security agencies and ministries. So they all have a copy, unfortunately, they did not respond, the only security agency that responded was the Kenya wildlife police who basically said they did not know anything about the case,” he added.
They definitely have a copy, before we embark on this public report, we shared these cases with all the relevant Kenya security agencies and ministries.
Namwaya said the Kenya government should set up a special body with a broad mandate to investigate all the agencies concerned. He reiterated that the nation demand for an accountability.
Responding on the need to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate the disappearance of the alleged killed Kenyans, he said
“Well we cant guarantee that they will do it, we know that it is politically difficult, but we hope that they believe it is important in the accountability in this case. So they should understand that the existing institution cannot investigate the case,”
Four Kenyan police were recently charged with the murder of a lawyer and two others.
The accused face three counts of murder for the deaths of lawyer, Willie Kimani, Josphat Mwenda and their driver.