Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Senate promises to deal with extra-judicial killings in Coast region

From Right to the left are Lamu Senator Anwar Oloitiptip, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, Nandi Senator and chair of the Senate Legal affairs and Human Rights Committee Samson Cherargei, Mombasa senator Mohammed Faki and Kwale senator Issa Boy

BY PETER KOMBE

The Senate Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights committee has pledged to address extra- judicial killings and forced disappearance not only in the Coast region but also elsewhere in the country.

Receiving petitions from the members of the public at the Kenya School of Government in Mombasa on Monday (April 8, 2019), the committee chair Samson Cherargei said the region has been affected extrajudicial killings and forced disappearance cases.

“As a committee we must and are committed to ensure that these cases are addressed amicably,” he added.

Assuring Kenyans, the chair pledged to work with various stakeholders including the civil society to deal with the issue saying they will liaise with Office of the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and that of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

“We are working closely with the DCI and the DPP so that we can address these issues. I know it is a problem in Mombasa County and the Coast region at large” he said

Mombasa Senator Mohammed Faki urged the police to uphold the rule of law while executing their duties and desist from acts that could bring disrepute to the police force.

According to him the police are trained while the citizens are not thus they should use their training skills to deal with the ordinary people to maintain peace and order within their areas of operation.

“Let the police adhere to the rule of law. I also know of people who that disappeared without a trace. Parents of these victims do not know what to do,” he said His Kilifi County counterpart Stewart Madzayo accused the police of laxity in the implementation of their duties especially in protecting Kenyans and their properties. He further urged the police to uphold the rule of law saying it is their legal rights.

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