Police Claim 19 Were Killed During Post Election Chaos, Refute Claims By IMLU Report

Anti-Riot police officer firing a teargas canister at protesters in Kisumu. / REUTERS

live bulletsPolice have dismissed the report made by non governmental organisation IMLU which stated that 36 people were killed by the police during the period between August and October. o in cases of brutality.

The report said that there was no clear indication to show that police were killing in their defense or others

In a statement released by George Kinoti the spokesman said that they were not consulted prior to the release of what they termed as a misleading report. He said 19 deaths were recorded during that period.

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He also said that IMLU should be fair and impartial before releasing such reports.

“We condemn sensational reporting based on falsified figures clearly aimed at tainting the image of the police service,” he said.

The Police said that between August 8 and 11 the police recorded 11 deaths and eight people died between October 25 and 30.

The spokesman said that the Internal affairs unit and that IPOA were investigating the use of excessive force by officers and that inquest files had been opened to inquire about the 19 deaths as was required by law.

The police also refuted the reports by Amnesty International and Human Rights watch that put the death toll at 33 people.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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