Reports reaching the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders Kenya from Bunge la Mwananchi (People’s Assembly) Makueni County states that 13 Grassroots Activists were on 2nd November 2016 arrested by police officers from Wote Police Station while demonstrating against police brutality and their Bail application was heard today and were each awarded Kshs.25,000 cash bail. They are currently remanded at Wote Remand Prison in Makueni.
According to Raphael Mwongela a Grassroots HRDs from Makueni, So far they have Kshs.100,000 has been raised and they still need Kshs. 225,000 and are calling for support to raise the remaining amount.
The Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders Kenya condemns with the strongest possible terms the illegal detention of the 13 Grassroots HRDs and is calling for their unconditional release. We are also calling for support for the 13 detained activists.
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