June 20, 2018

Live bullets and bloodshed turn spotlight on Kenyan police (Guardian)

Live bullets and bloodshed turn spotlight on Kenyan police (Guardian)

Live bullets, raids on houses and clouds of tear gas: for human rights defenders, the crackdown on Kenya’s opposition protest movement is yet another example of police impunity.

Frequently accused of extrajudicial executions, Kenya’s security forces have defended their actions, saying their men had at times been cornered by demonstrators, denying charges put forward by rights groups.

But the number of deaths and injuries which have occurred during Kenya’s political crisis speaks for itself, says Otsieno Namwaya, co-author of a report on police brutality which was jointly published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International two weeks ago. Read more

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