Advocacy against Extrajudicial Killings in Kenya #EndUnlawfulKillingsKE

The status of extrajudicial killings in Kenya is alarming. Cases of police brutality intertwined with extrajudicial killings, often of youth in informal settlements, are so prevalent in Kenya, yet arrests of perpetrators leave alone prosecutions are ironically lacking. As per reports by Amnesty International and the Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) 122 and 152 deaths of civilians were reported at the hands of police in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Ironically, majority of these cases went unreported and of those that were reported, IPOA has only secured 4 convictions. With this in mind, the KHRC, along with the Police Reforms Working Group (PRWG) and Community Social Justice Centers representatives undertook an in-depth discussion on Twitter #EndUnlawfulKillingsKE within the context factors that hinder the fight against police killings and sensitizing the public on avenues of reporting cases of extrajudicial killings. The framework of discussions revolved around five questions that sought to highlight some of the root causes of extrajudicial killings, as well as recommendations on curbing and reporting cases of extrajudicial killings
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