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Extrajudicial killings in Kenya have become normal

Members of the civil society carry a coffin stained with mock blood as they chant slogans during a protest dubbed "Stop extrajudicial killings" on the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya, July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya?
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Human rights groups have said that cases of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances are still happening in East Africa.

In a meeting attended by human right groups from East Africa,the stakeholders said extra judicial killings have become a normal thing.

According to Daniel Kaima from the International Medical Legal Unit this form of  injustice needs to be instituted so as to prevent more cases from happening.

Kenya has a history in extra judicial killings dating back to 2007 with most of these cases having not been solved or investigated.

Kaima is suggesting that a strong legal action against offenders should be taken to serve as a warning to those who may try to engage in similar activities.

Roby Chacha from Amnesty International said that Kenya is among the top 3 countries in the world in extra judicial killings and most of these cases are during protests by different  people agitating for their rights.

 

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