Opposition condemns gov’t for alleged police brutality



The Opposition NASA now wants acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet held responsible for alleged police brutality against demonstrators in parts of the country.

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Through its Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya, it has vowed to seek legal redress over the alleged violations that saw a number of opposition demonstrators reportedly killed.

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Meanwhile, government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe has dismissed reports by human rights bodies that police are using excessive force against demonstrators.

The spokesperson challenged the civil organizations to channel their evidence to the constitutional institutions established to oversight the police.

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This follows a report released Monday by human rights watch Amnesty international, implicating police for the loss of at least 33 persons in the wake of the announcement of the August 8th general election.

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In the report titled KILL THOSE CRIMINALS, amnesty international details how the government heavily deployed the police to NASA strongholds in Nairobi County after the August elections and used excessive force against opposition supporters who tried to demonstrate.

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According to the report, the Human rights watch says attempts by journalists to document the alleged police brutality were met with countless threats or attacked by the government, claims the government denies.


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