RAILA ODINGA’s statement about the Kisii saga! Asks answers from UHURU/ RUTO00:00
.... make some sales and do some shopping for their families on the biggest market day before the Sabbath sets in. Now they are dead and their families wallow in pain while the government’s spin machine begins to roll for a possible cover up with immediate offering of who did not do it.
This latest shooting comes in the same week that The Sunday Nation reported that police in Kenya have killed more than 122 people over the first eight months of 2016, representing a seven per cent increase over the same period last year.
As a country, we need to stand together and reject the culture of brutality, impunity and violence by security officers.
Security sector reforms, fought and frustrated by the top leadership of the security and intelligence agencies, have stalled. The time has come for the country to begin fresh debate and come to a resolution on the issue of professional policing of our society.
The two women shot dead yesterday, just like the more than 122 people reported to have been shot dead by police sine the beginning of this year, could have been any one of us. An attack on any one innocent civilian is an attack on the people of Kenya.
We must be told the truth and justice must be done for the two women and their families. We must not be fed with tales of who did not do it. Kenyans deserve to know who did it and why.
Rt. HON RAILA ODINGA, EGH
OCTOBER 7, 2016
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