The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), and Khelef Khalifa have sued Inspector general of police Japhet Koome for 2017 post election police killings in Nairobi.
The Human Rights Groups pointed out that in the 2017 general election, where by Uhuru Kenyatta was announced president by IEBC’s Wafula Chebukati resulted into nationwide protests.
According to the activists, the demos in Nairobi were met with force that resulted in the killing of 33 people with Japhet Koome at the time serving as the Nairobi Police Commander.
According to the petitioned file against Koome, the government pathologist 33 individuals died through gun shot wounds.
Reports also noted that not all the victim were protesting as some were killed in their homes and businesses.
The petitioners added that they have tried to reach the Independence Police and Oversight Authority (IPOA) for information on the killings were met with delays and the body was only investigating 15 cases.
”Like IPOA, Koome delayed his response up to August 15. According to the petition, Koome declined to furnish details of the investigation and redirected Khalifa to seek answers from IPOA,” KHRC noted in a statement. More