Kenyan Government Sued Over Its History Of Unsolved High Profile Murders

On the backdrop of the murder of IEBC’s ICT manager, the Kenyan government has been dragged to court by Apollo Mboya to answer for its history of unsolved high profile murders.

The former Law Society of Kenya boss is suing the State over the increased disappearances of people and extrajudicial killings. He wants the state to produce probe reports of all missing persons and extrajudicial killings from February 2008 to date.

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Mr. Mboya in his suit listed the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director of Criminal Investigations and the Attorney-General as defendants. The Kenya National Commission of Human rights and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority are listed as interested partys in the case.

“The rise in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Kenya can be attributed to a culture of impunity among a section of security agencies and a lack of political will to bring the errant individuals to account,” said Mr. Mboya.

“Unless this matter is certified urgent, many more people may continue to disappear and subsequently be killed in unexplained circumstances because there is a potential threat to my life as well,” he adds.

Apollo Mboya also listed a number of the people who were either killed or disappeared without a trace.

They include IEBC’s Mr. Msando and the female counterpart killed with him as well as businessman Jacob Juma.

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Albert Muriuki, a deputy director for constitutional and legislative affairs at State House who disappeared between December 20 and 30, 2013 while working as a deputy director for constitutional and legislative affairs at State House.

Willie Kimani disappeared in June 2016 but was later found murdered alongside his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

Others are Geoffrey Oriaro, Ronald Joseph Lubya and Jared Ratemo who was allegedly killed along Mombasa Road between July 10 and 11.

Mr. Mboya wants the court to compel the sued parties to produce recorded footage of State House, Mombasa and Thika roads in a bid to shed light on the disappearance of some of the missing people.

He claims that the DCI and the AG have the legal instruments as well as capacity to trace or share whereabouts of missing persons.