Disappearances: Judiciary need to somberly introspect

Dumped body

Police retrieve the body of one of the men abducted in Kitengela, which was found dumped in Mathioya River in Murang’a County, on April 19.


Photo credit: Stanley Ngotho | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • It is estimated that more than 110 people disappeared without trace in the coastal region over the past five years.
  • About 20 unexplained bodies have been recovered in or near rivers in central Kenya.

August 30 is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance defines enforced disappearance as “...the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons of group of persons acting with the authorisation, support or acquiescence of the State....”


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