10-15 people killed by police in Nairobi every month, Rights group warns

Nairobi Women representative Esther Pasaris, former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga with other protesters at the march PHOTO COURTESY

 Nairobi,KENYA:10 to 15 people are killed or forcefully made to dis sapper by police in Nairobi every month.

This is according to human rights group National commission for human rights defenders .

The organization added that  police killed 214 people in 2017  and so far 800 cases  have been  reported by Social justice Centres working with  IPOA stating that witnesses are afraid to come out to testify fearing their lives.

The organization which is calling on the government to allow the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callnard to visit the country so as to investigate the issue of extrajudicial killings was  among the human rights groups and community justice centres that participated in the saba saba march for our lives protest that was held on Saturday to protest against extrajudicial killings in the country.

The peaceful march  was held in Mathare, Dandora, Githurai ,Kayole  and former chief justice Willy Mutunga, Nairobi women representative Esther Pasaris are among the prominent people who joined in the march.

The march was held to commemorate the 1990 saba saba riots that brought and end to single party democracy in Kenya.

This comes just  a few days after three police officers accused of having a hand in  the death  of British Aristocrat’s son Alexander Monson were charged in a court in Mombasa.