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FORMER POLICE OFFICER AHMED RASHID IN KIBERA COURT TODAY

Nairobi, 14 March 2024: The Police Reforms Working Group, an alliance of 21 human rights organisations, are back in court today for the hearing of a double homicide case against former Police Officer Ahmed Rashid at Kibera Law Courts. The officer, formerly stationed at Pangani Police Station, faces murder charges for killing two unarmed boys in Eastleigh, Nairobi in 2017.  

The State is expected to call several witnesses and other evidence that will demonstrate that a serious crime has been committed by the officer who at the time was based at Pangani Station in Nairobi. Their case seeks to argue that unlawful force was used against two unarmed boys who had surrendered to police officers and were neither resisting arrest nor fleeing the police. 

The Police Reforms Working Group continues to call for accountability for all police officers who choose to use unlawful force and commit extrajudicial executions in total disregard of the law.  

Please join us in following the proceedings at the Kibera Law Courts. 

Notes: 

The Police Reforms Working Group is an alliance of national and grassroots organisations committed to professional and rule-of-law policing. They include Amnesty International Kenya, Defenders Coalition, Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), Katiba Institute, Kenya Human Rights Commission, The Kenyan Section of International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya), International Justice Mission (IJM-K), HAKI Africa, Kariobangi Paralegal Network, Women Empowerment Link, Social Welfare Development Program, Independent Medical Legal Unit, Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kenya, International Centre for Transitional Justice, Social Justice Centres Working Group, Usalama Reforms Forum, Transparency International – Kenya, Shield For Justice, Wangu Kanja Foundation, Peace Brigades International, Kenya’s for Peace, Truth and Justice, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium. 

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