KHRC wants probe into extra judicial killings

By Anthony Kaikai

The Kenya Human Rights Commission is proposing the formation of a commission of inquiry to investigate claims of extra judicial killings by the country’s security agents.

The commission terming the alleged execution of two suspected criminals in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate as unwarranted even as government spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said detectives are analyzing the footage to come up with an informed decision.

The group under the umbrella Police Reforms Working Group – Kenya now claims cases of extra judicial killings have increased sharply condemning the recent incidents in which two suspected criminals were gunned down in Eastleigh.

The group recommending the establishment of a commission of inquiry to among others carry out thorough investigations into alleged cases of police brutality.

The Human rights commission says the recent incident is not isolated claiming to have documented 46 cases some of which were forwarded to relevant authorities.

The group now wants the Independent Policing Oversight Authority and the National Police Service Commission to institute disciplinary action against officers involved in unwarranted summary execution of suspected criminals.

 

 

  

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