Police blamed for killings during Kenya’s repeat election

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By Lorlornyofm February 26, 2018 22:17

Police blamed for killings during Kenya’s repeat election

At least 37 people were killed between September and November last year during the second phase of Kenya’s election, a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.

It accuses police and armed gangs of being behind the killings.

HRW researcher Otsieno Namwaya urged Kenyan authorities to acknowledge the full scale of election-related violence, and to investigate “each and every killing.”

The report also criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta saying that he has failed to acknowledge the killings nor called for them to be investigated, while ” lavishing giving unqualified praise on the police.”

HRW and Amnesty International found in a joint report in October that at least 67 people were killed countrywide during the first round of election in August, most of them either shot or beaten to death by police, Daily Nation reports.

Police clashed with opposition supporters as they held demonstrations pushing for changes in the electoral system before the 26 October repeat election.

HRW says that police confronted protesters with teargas and live bullets, but in some cases police shot at passersby going about their daily routine.

The rights body says that more than 100 people were killed since the first election in August.

BBC

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By Lorlornyofm February 26, 2018 22:17
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