Brutal Kenyan extrajudicial killing must be investigated – IFEX

Shocking abduction and killing of lawyer Willie Kimani and two others causes alarm in the face of reports suggesting police officers were involved.

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 3 July 2016.

Kenyan authorities must urgently investigate the killing last week of three men, including a human rights lawyer, and ensure that those found responsible are held to account in fair trials, 34 Kenyan and international human rights organizations said today. Human rights activists will today hold demonstrations in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya to protest the heinous killings.

The shocking abduction, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings of lawyer Willie Kimani, as well as his client and their taxi driver that day, whose bodies were recovered from a river 73 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, should be cause for alarm over the state of human rights and rule of law in Kenya, especially in the face of reports suggesting

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