Report implicates police in 81 extrajudicial killings and disappearances in the coast

Report implicates police in 81 extrajudicial killings and disappearances in the coast

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Nairobi, KENYA: Haki Africa on Wednesday released a report implicating police of masterminding 22 extrajudicial killings out of 81 disappearance of persons in the coast region.

In a report dubbed “What do we tell families”implicated the police in such atrocities, indicating that youths and Imams are the most affected .

Hussein Khalid, Haki Africa executive director launching the report in Nairobi ,said that for the past five years, four of the victims died while they were in police custody, 31 cases of extrajudicial executions and 24 of enforced disappearance .

“Coastal communities are increasingly caught between two fires; the violence meted out by security agencies, and threat of extremists,” Khalid said.

On the other hand ,Macharia Njeru, chairman of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority ,IPOA,termed the cases serious indicating that all stakeholders in the security sector must look for a solution .

“There is no doubt whatsoever that can never counter radicalization ,you cant counter terrorism by breaking the law ,the state doesnt condone excessive force by breaking the law.”Njeru said.

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