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Wednesday, 28th October, 2020
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Kenya: Human Rights Groups seeks monetary compensation for victims of police brutality
Sep 25, 2020
Source: CEOAFRICA NEWS: Reported by Blessing Sunday
Human Right

Four human rights groups are seeking compensation for victims of police brutality in Kenya.

The four groups which are Amnesty International Kenya, International Justice Mission Kenya, Haki Africa, and the Kituo cha Sheria have filed a petition requesting for monetary compensation for five victims of brutality as police obligated a COVID-19 curfew.

They have sued the inspector general of police, the minister in charge of security, and the Attorney General accusing them of failing to uphold their mandate while enforcing curfew leading to loss of lives, injuries, and looting of businesses.

The groups are demanding for a compensation sum of about 500,000 Kenyan shillings ($4,600; £3,600) for the five victims.

Among those represented by the rights groups is 13-year-old Yassin Moyo who was shot dead at his parent’s balcony as police enforced the night-time curfew. Other victims are Joseph Simiyu, Judith Simiyu, Daniel Waithugi Nga’nga, and Jacktone Ouma Ochilo.

However one police officer was charged with the murder of Yassin and is out on bail.


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