In Summary

  • LSK Says Kenya is slowly returning to dark days.
  • They asked judiciary not to be a puppet and uphold rule of law.

With more than 30 reported deaths, assaults, cause of injuries, abductions by the police  and over 400 arrests, the Law Society of Kenya is not taking it lightly with the state.

The Law Society of Kenya Chairman Eric Theuri has called out the National Police Service and Office of the Director of Public Prosecution not to succumb to political pressures and torture Kenyans participating in their constitutional duties.

He describes charges against Azimio supporters as political which hunt and lawlessness which can only happen in a banana republic.

Tough talking LSK boss slammed the police for not upholding the constitution and continous abuse of human rights for the past few days when dealing with Azimio supporters.

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“We want to request our court to ensure they give order that if the police have anything against the accused, they should inform them and they present themselves together with their lawyers..We don’t to see the impunity that is being perpetuated by the police and they want the judiciary to play along..As it is now there is no difference between a banana republic and what is happening in this country.” Theuri told the Judiciary.

Police Blames

Many have trailed  their guns towards the police accusing them of using excessive force when dealing with demonstrators more so on slam areas.

“They have been so ruthless to us, being shot because you are exercising your rights is very painful..right now my brother is nursing a wounded eye in hospital because of police brutality.” Tom Odhiambo resident Mabatini Mathare.

IPOA BRUTALITY PROBE

Meanwhile the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) has confirmed it is investigating police conduct during recent public demonstrations.

IPOA says it received numerous complaints, monitored the conduct of the law enforcers, and is now investigating them.

“IPOA thus takes this opportunity to reassure all other concerned individuals and institutions that it is actively living up to Section 6(c) of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority Act, which requires the Authority to “monitor and investigate policing operations affecting members of the public,” and Section 7 of the IPOA Act, which gives powers to the Authority, to investigate, “any death or serious injury occurring or suspected to have occurred as a result of police action,’’ the authority said.

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