The Kill Those Criminals’: Security Forces’ Violations in Kenya’s August 2017 Elections report, further claims that at least 50 people in NASA’s strongholds specially in the city, could have lost their lives.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch 37 page report records excessive use of force by the police during the protests that took place between August 9 and September 12.
The police are said to have killed 33 people in Mathare, Kibera, Babadogo, Dandora, and Kawangware during the said period of time.
In Kariobangi and Korogocho the area commanders opted to used dialogue and negotiation with protesters using community policing leaders,though few injuries were reported this method was seen to be successful.
“Another 17 were alleged killed, most of them in Kawangware, but researchers could not confirm the cases,” the report indicates.
The report has also implicated that the security officers in some cases shot or clobbered the demonstrators to death.
“They shot directly at some protesters and also opened fire, apparently randomly, on crowds.,” the 37 page report states.
Some protesters are said to have died of suffocation from inhaling teargas, and pepper spray. Others died from being trampled during the demonstrations,two people are reported to have died from shock and trauma.
“Victims and witnesses told researchers that as protesters ran away, police pursued them, kicking down doors and chasing people down alleyways, shooting and beating many to death.”
Others died of being hit with teargas canisters while others scampered for safety.
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