IN PICTURES: Lawyers stage another march over murder of colleague


LSK protests

Lawyers in Nairobi on Wednesday marched to the streets in solidarity with the slain Human Rights Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

LSK protest

The lawyers gathered at Millimani Courts where they began their march all dressed in black and purple ribbons in honour of the slain lawyer.

Lawyers gathered at Milimani Courts

As they made their way into Nairobi’s CBD, the lawyers sang songs condemning the gruesome murders.

LSK protest

“An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us,”  they said

LSK protest

While pushing for the resignation of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, the learned friends also demanded for conclusive investigations in the death of the three.

LSK protest

LSK protest

Led by LSK chair, Nairobi branch Charles Kanjama, the lawyers presented their petition to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet demanding disciplinary action against AP officers based at the Syokimau AP post.

Boinnet, who was present at the time, came out to address the protesters.

Joseph Boinnet

He affirmed that his administration will spare no one adding that thorough investigations were underway.

The IG told the legal fraternity that due process will be followed urging them to exercise patience and allow the police to do their job.

LSK protest

Boinnet further condemned the burning down of the Syokimau AP Post by boda boda operators who were demonstrating over the death of the three.

The protests wound up at Vigilance house where they called for the resignation of Deputy IG incharge of Administration Police Samuel Arachi.

LSK protest

Kimani, Mwenda and Muiruri were reportedly last seen at the Mavoko Law Courts on June 23rd, 2016 for the mention of a case where the late Mwenda claimed a senior administration police officer, now linked to the murders, had shot him without provocation.

Their bodies were found four days after their disappearance wrapped in gunny bags at the banks of the Ol Donyo Sabuk River in Kilimambogo, Machakos.

Photos by Wangui Ngechu and Paul Barasa

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