Amnesty report says Kenya tops Africa in extrajudicial killings

Kenya has been ranked top in Africa in cases of police shootings and killing of civilians according to a report by Amnesty International shows. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The figure could have been hire but there was lack of official database of police killings.
  • In the 2016/17 Amnesty International report, a majority of the cases were witnessed in the coastal region.
  • Some of the high-profile killings by police included that of lawyer Willie Kimani and two other people.

Kenya has been ranked top in Africa in cases of police shootings and killing of civilians according to a report by Amnesty International shows.

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