LSK Condemns Killing Of Two In Eastleigh
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is investigating the execution of two young men in Eastleigh on Friday night.
The killing has been condemned by rights groups, describing it as cold blood murder.
The Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU) said the killing should investigate the killings adding that any execution, either by police or citizens should be condemned.
But as human rights groups condemned the killings, Nairobi Police commander Japheth Koome said he does not regret the incident. The police commander said he was in Meru burying an officer killed by the dreaded gang known as Super Power.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) described it as brazen execution.
“The scene is chilling and a frightening reminder that there are elements of the security forces who murder Kenyan citizens without hesitation and in violation of all laws,” said LSK President Isaac Okero.
Okero said even if they were criminal suspects, whatever the nature of their alleged offences or criminal activities the young men were entitled to due process under rights guaranteed by the constitution.
“Is the cabinet secretary for internal security prepared now to admit that extra judicial executions by the Kenya police is a serious problem and a threat to the rule of law?” he posed.
The LSK, he added, demands the immediate arrest and prosecution of the police officers shown in the video and an enquiry to establish how police officers are able to carry out murders of unarmed Kenyan civilians in broad daylight with impunity.