DPP Haji to investigate extrajudicial killings in Mombasa

DPP Noordin Haji with HAKI Africa's Hussein Khalid during the handing over of the report on extrajudicial killings in Mombasa./file

Mombasa, KENYA: Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji will be investigating extrajudicial killings in Mombasa and other parts of the country.

Speaking at a press briefing in Mombasa, where he received a report by HAKI Africa on extrajudicial killings, Haji said that the office of the DPP will work with the National police service to ensure that justice is served.

“I want to assure the Kenyan public that these incidences will be investigated, and in the next two or three weeks we will look into setting up a public inquiry into these matters, not only killings here but across the country because they seem to have a certain pattern that is no longer tenable and must be curbed,” said Haji.

According to the report, 34 cases of police shootings have been recorded in the Coast this year, with 32 of them being fatal.

“Haki Africa fully support the fight against crime in Mombasa, coast and Kenya in general, we are conscious that this must be done within the confines of the law,” said HAKI Africa Executive Director, Hussein Khalid.

“Extrajudicial killings, torture, disappearances do not in any way help the situation,” he added.

HAKi Africa has asked all with information on the killings to come forward.

“If there is anyone with any information about shootings, killings anywhere in the coast or even in the country, we ask them to please also forward these to us, as he said in two to three weeks they will be back we would want to give them all the information that we have so that we can make sure proper action is taken,” said Haki Africa’s Hussein Khalid.