Kenya is almost synonymous with extra-judicial killings in Africa with an Amnesty International report indicating that by October 2016, the country had 122 extra-judicial killings recorded, out of the 177 recorded continent-wide. If anything, according to Amnesty, the numbers could be higher were local police figures availed. So, where does that leave us?
Africa Uncensored’s Elijah Kanyi has been documenting the stories of families living in slums in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, that have lost their sons, husbands and relatives to the Kenya Police’s killer bullet as captured in the first of two episodes of our ongoing #UncensoredMtaani series.
Should every alleged criminal in Nairobi’s slums or anywhere else for that matter be gunned down without undergoing the due process of the law including the right to a fair hearing?