BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH AUG 2017-The Kenya National commission on Human right has raised concerns on the use of excessive force mated on civilians in various parts of the country.KNCHR chair person Kgweria Mbogori says 24 people have been shot by police since election day on 8th August.
Addressing the press at the commission’s offices in Nairobi Saturday 12th,Kagweria say the commission has obtained proof from various parts of the country of death linked to to elections. The casualties were killed by bullets mainly through protests. According to KNCHR the deaths have been reported in Nairobi,Kisumu and Migori counties. The commission says areas affected are Katwekera in kibera Nairobi,Kawangware,and Mathare.
Kagweria has also revealed that the commission has received reports of general service unit police harassment in areas of Russia in kisumu,Nyalenda,Manyatta and Nyamasaria among others where police are reported to be forcefully entering into people houses to harass innocent people rapping and demanding money in return for freedom.The commission also says 2 people have been serious wounded and rushed to hospital in Russia area of Kisumu.
Kagweria has asked the acting interior CS Fred Matiang’i and inspector general of police Joseph Boinet to ensure police do not use excessive force when dealing with demonstrators.
The commission further condemned destruction of property in demonstrations that have been reported since the announcement of presidential results.Mbogoria has urged kenyans to avoid destruction and looting of property with banks and businesses having been affected .She emphasized that every Kenyan had a right to picket but it has to be peaceful.
IEBC SHOULD UPLOAD FORMS
The commission has also raised concerns regarding the uploading of all forms 34As and 34Bs which it noted that IEBC had not uploaded on its website for easy access by the public close to 24hours since announcing the winner of presidential election winner.The two forms are key in verifying results ,confirming and subsequent announcing .
The commission has also announced to the public hotline numbers they can report any incident of violence and harassment.The numbers are 0800720627 and SMS Hotine 22359.