Police, armed gangs kill 37 between September-November in Nairobi

Written By: Collins Anampiu
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At least 37 people were allegedly killed by Police and armed gangs in Nairobi between September and November 2017, according to Human Rights Watch.

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In a statement released on Monday, the lobby group said the killings happened during the second phase of Kenya’s presidential election.

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The Human Rights Watch Africa researcher Otsieno Namwaya, asked the Kenyan authorities to urgently investigate the killings and all others documented during the entire elections period.

He claimed police killed at least 23 people, during and after the second phase of the 2017 presidential elections in various Nairobi and its neighborhoods.

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Namwaya noted that the armed gangs killed at least 14.

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Police have denied reports by rights organization, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, which have raised concerns.

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Between November 2017 and January 2018, HRW researchers interviewed 67 people and also examined hospital records and bodies in mortuaries.

They reviewed 32 reports of the government’s chief pathologist on the causes of death.

 

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