Raila condemns police brutality and killing of supporters

Written By: Hunja Macharia

The National Super Alliance has expressed concerns on the continued murder and brutalization of its supporters especially in Western Kenya during anti IEBC protests.

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In a statement flag bearer Raila Odinga condemned the killing of a high school student on Monday in Kisumu after he was caught up in a melee between police officers and protesters.

The Alliance now claims the killing and others before it are a deliberate plan targeting its supporters due to its stand on the August 8th general election.

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Raila has now accused the police of working in cahoots with a militia to subdue people seeking free, fair and credible elections.

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He claims the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet and Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi are facilitating gangs and security officers against unarmed and innocent civilians.

Raila accuse the Jubilee Government of targeting Kenyans opposed to its leadership saying NASA will not relent in it push for a transparent fresh poll.

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He said they will stand with his supporters and all Kenyans in their legitimate struggles for free, fair and credible elections and a leadership that is in line with their aspirations.

NASA has now demanded for the immediate stop of the police brutality saying it is ill-advised and costly for the country.

It says “The government must stop this alliance between thugs and security officers and the unconstitutional and reckless deployment of troops to annihilate NASA supporters.”

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Raila said they are exploring means to hold Boinet, Matiangi and individual officers personally responsible for the murders.

He appealed to all human rights organizations to stand with the people of Kenya and press the Jubilee Government to respect the Constitution and stop the killings.

In honour of the innocent victims, Raila said the protests will stay suspended, and on Friday, NASA will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral justice.

 

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