Hun­dreds protest in Nairobi over death of rights lawyer

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

About 300 peo­ple marched through the Kenyan cap­i­tal on Mon­day to protest over what they said was the ex­tra­ju­di­cial killing by po­lice of hu­man rights lawyer Willie Ki­mani, his client and their driver.

De­mon­stra­tors car­ried a mock cof­fin em­bla­zoned with the words “Stop ex­tra­ju­di­cial killings.” Oth­ers wore T-shirts with the slo­gan “Stop po­lice ex­e­cu­tions.” Some car­ried plac­ards demanding In­te­rior Min­is­ter Joseph Nkaissery re­sign.

Po­lice of­fi­cials say they in­ves­ti­gate and pros­e­cute any of­fi­cers sus­pected of break­ing the law.

After lodg­ing a com­plaint al­leg­ing he had been shot and in­jured by po­lice, Mwendwa was charged with a range of of­fences, in­clud­ing pos­sess­ing drugs and re­sist­ing ar­rest, ac­tivists said.

The au­thor­i­ties said on Satur­day that three po­lice of­fi­cers had been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the deaths of the three men, who dis­ap­peared after a court hear­ing on June 23

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