Angry Uhuru Speaks After The Cruel Death Of Kenyan Human Rights Lawyer


President Uhuru Kenyatta broke his silence over the much-talked-about extrajudicial killings in Kenya, especially the most recent involving a slain human rights lawyer.

The death of the human rights lawyer has been a hot topic in the country within the past two weeks. Most people are outraged at the manner in which the lawyer was murdered.

In Uhuru Kenyatta’s tribute to the slain Human rights lawyer and two others, which was read at the funeral service of cab-driver Joseph Muiruri in Kinangop, the president ordered Boinnett to hasten up the investigations to unveil the real killers of taxi driver and his two clients – among them, a famous human rights lawyer.

Speaking through Kinangop MP Stephen Kinyanjui, the president expressed his sadness over the killings which were blackening his government.

Earlier Uhuru allegedly summoned Boinnett and implored him to make sure that the perpetrators of the ugly crime face the law.

The requiem mass for the slain human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri  was held at the Consolata Shrine in Westlands, Nairobi on Friday.

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They were buried on Saturday in their different hometowns.

In Rwanyambo village where the 27-year-old taxi driver was laid to rest, locals made known their grief at having to bury Muiruri, an orphan, while his killers are yet to be known.

Uhuru speaks about slain human right lawyer

Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver, were abducted two weeks ago and were later found dead at the bank of a river, days later.

Post-mortem results showed that the three had been killed brutally.

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The report says also shows that the slain rights lawyer, Kimani was beaten up several times at the back of his head by assailants before being strangled to death. When his body was found, he was still tied with a rope. It was found that the genitals of the Human slain right lawyer was crushed before death.

On the other hand, the taxi driver was first strangled and then beaten on the head with the same blunt object.

Four police officers Fredrick Leliman, Stephen Chebulet, Silvia Wanjiku and Leonard Maina Mwangi are being detained over the killing of the three.

On Monday, more than 30 local and international human rights groups and lawyers took to the streets to protest the killing of the three victims.

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Protesters carried placards demanding “accountability for victims of police executions”, and calling to “prosecute those responsible for the death of Kimani, Mwenda and Muiruri”.

The slain Human rights lawyer attended University of Nairobi before becoming a hardened human rights lawyer and activist – a job that that made him a target.

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He was also was a member of several organisations that sought justice for victims while exposing killer police officers.