Interior Secretary Joseph ole Lenku, police boss David Kimaiyo faulted over shoot-to-kill order
SEE ALSO :KWS settles Sh70m victims claimsHe said many more have been shot under unclear circumstances and there is need for the police to investigate the cases, adding that Kenya is not a police state. Unemployment He said majority of the people likely to be killed by police bullets, if the policy is implemented, are hawkers and unemployed youth as well as street families between the ages of 18 to 30. “Areas with huge populations are likely to have young people shot under the policy because of unemployment problems and the economic status of the youth.” He said the two security bosses are criminalising poverty by giving the order, adding that more innocent civilians are likely to be killed by the police on pretext they are criminals. “A shoot to kill policy is not going to bring about the safety Kenyans want but a lot of deaths especially among the youth who, are easy targets,” Kiama said.
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