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200 EXECUTIONS IN 2 MONTHS BY KENYA POLICE

 Story by Standard

 A post-mortem report of the late Charles Elkington, who was allegedly shot at close range by police in Nairobi, has been released.

The deceased was shot in Eastleigh a fortnight ago and his family members are still crying foul over a murder they claim was extra judicial.

The results carried out last week by three pathologists showed that Elkington died of haemorrage from eight bullet wounds on the fateful Sunday night.

According to the Independent Medico Legal Unit, which is intervening the case, an application has been made for a public inquest into the murder of the 19-year-old.

A report by Dr Joseph Ndung’u, the pathologist involved in the autopsy, also indicates that the victim was shot at a higher level, whereas the bullets exited at a lower level.

 

Internal injuries on body

His father, Mr David Elkington, said: “The police took away my son without pressing any charges. We only received news the following day that he was dead.”

Executive Director of IMLU, Mr Samuel Mohochi, said the summary execution in the past one month was horrifying.

“We have had two hundred executions in the last month and it is losing count by the day,” Mohochi said.

The family also confirmed that police involved were from Kasarani and when need be, they would identify them.

Revelation of internal injuries on the deceased’s body showed that he was tortured before being shot, leading to his death.

The injuries were concentrated on the head and chest where there were massive brain lacerations involving the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes.

Family members were among those present at the release of the results.

IMLU urged the Government to stop killings of young people as a way of combating crime, bearing in mind the fact that the deceased was arrested in the presence of his family members, only to be found dead the next time they saw or heard of him.

Last week Eastleigh residents protested the killing of the youth and accused the police of high-handedness.

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One thought on “200 EXECUTIONS IN 2 MONTHS BY KENYA POLICE

  1. Why is it so easy to speak the language of cruelty? According to the report by standard, 200 people, mostly innocent youth have been slaughtered by police without any whatsoever justice applied. Who is giving orders for Kenyans to murdered without trial?
    Why is Kenya so cruel? Violence can never win apart from putting a stop to some lives on earth and not necessarily terminating ideas of those people.
    If The kenyan homeland security thinks that Mungiki is a group of primitive extortioners,who in some barbaric ways kills innocent people why don’t they try to teach them the language of a civilized society owing to the fact that this people are kenyans and Kenya for that matter has done very little to teach it’s people about fundamental human rights,like for instance freedom of Expressive Associations and religion.
    why allow the killing of your own citizens? Internationally, the act of the Kenyan police is as equally primitive or even more than that of those poor un educated Mungiki fellows.
    The kenyan Police is supposed to keep law and order and not create chaos and and bloodshed.
    Kenyans in Diaspora are demanding that the president intervene and stop these unnecessary bloodshed. All Kenyans have the right to express themselves but if anyone breaks any law of Kenya, then that particular person should be presented before the court of law of Kenya and not to be tortured of killed at site. Our country is nolonger a colonial protectorate where some people who were percieved to be dangerous were systematically killed at site.
    STOP KILLING MUNGIKI MEMBERS!! PROSECUTE THEM BEFORE THE LAW! HOW CAN YOU SENTENCE PEOPLE TO DEATH TO BE SHOT IN PUBLIC BEFORE THEY ARE PROVEN GUILTY IN THE 2007?
    Please Kenya, stop making yourself so primitive.
    maasaiwarrior

    Posted by maasaiwarrior | July 24, 2007, 11:02 pm

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