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Impunity Watch Magazine Edition 2

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The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) and Kenya Human Rights Commission are members of the Police Reforms Working Group (PRWG), which advocates for accountability for extra judicial killings in Kenya.
The PRWG undertook a country wide campaign in 2017 against extrajudicial killings committed by Law Enforcement Agents. This publication is part of the continuing advocacy campaign aimed at raising awareness to members of the public and duty bearers on the impacts of extrajudicial killings in the community. Extra judicial Killings in Kenya is among the most flagrant, mortifying and irreparable form of human rights violations which contravenes provisions of the Constitution and the international laws on personal liberty, human dignity and the right to life. Whenever a law enforcement agency resorts to violate the rights of an individual while enforcing the law or to maintain public order, the agency loses its credibility, legality and authority. The number of extrajudicial killings in Kenya is on the rise. According to the 2017 Human Rights Report by Amnesty International, Kenya was ranked top in Africa in cases of police shootings and killing of civilians. The respect for human rights is in an entitlement to every human being and must constantly be safeguarded. This publication is the second edition of the Impunity Watch magazine that reinforces the importance of sustained advocacy against extra judicial killings in Kenya. This edition of the magazine highlights three stories of victims of extra judicial killings who lost their lives in the hands of law enforcement agents and uses these stories to enhance awareness on the severity of the consequences of extra judicial killings and demonstrates the illegality in these acts. It is our hope that this publication will contribute to the campaign against extrajudicial killings in Kenya.
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