The Coalition for Constitution Implementation Kenya (CCI Kenya) in conjunction with the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders Kenya (CGHRD-K) and Bunge la Mwananchi are condemning with strongest possible terms the use of exessive force by Kenyan Security Forces in quelling Post Election Protests.
We have received reports of use of exessive force in Kisumu, Mombasa, Homa Bay, Migori, Rongo, Awendo, Siaya, Usenge and Kibra, Kawangware, Mathare, Kangemi etc in Nairobi that has led to loss of lives and destruction of property hence we are reminding the police desist from using live bullets in dealing with unarmed protesters.
We have also received reports of systematic criminalization of Grassroots HRDs in the said areas and in other areas where Grassroots HRDs are perceived to be in Opposite camps. Some of them have been warned by Security apparatus that is are being monitored so that they don’t organize protests or document Violations.
We call on the International Community and other stakeholhers to intervene to stop the situation from deteriorating further and to stem further injuries and loss of lives.
We remind the police that the article 37 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 guarantees all Kenyans right to Peaceful Assembly, picketing and demonstration hence all the police need to do is to secure such processions as opposed to dispersing groups that are gathering as he been the case leading to violence.
We also call on all those protesting the results to do so peacefully as espoused under article 37.
Convener CCI Kenya