There were more cases of extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances in Kenya in 2021 than any other period in history.
Police have over the decades acquired a dubious distinction of being a source of insecurity due to their trigger-happy officers. Latest report shows there were 43 cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in 2021, the worst ever.
Two Rights Groups, Kituo cha Sheria and Haki Africa, have asked court to declare police officers, including DCI officers, unfit to investigate crimes committed by state security agents, to curb cover-ups of extrajudicial executions.
The two Rights Groups also want court to declare that investigations into extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances be exclusively conducted by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority and not the National Police Service.
Few months ago, Missing Voices, released a shocking report on the status of extrajudicial killings in Kenya, indicating that this issue is far from being resolved and merits more attention from public authorities.
The rights groups have been demanding reparations for victims and families of extrajudicial killings, and want the inspector general of police to admit extrajudicial killings are a problem that must be stopped.
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