Lawyers petition government to produce missing lawyer


Lawyers petition government to produce missing lawyer

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has moved to court seeking to compel the government to produce three missing people among them lawyer Willie Kimani.

The petition was filed Thursday at the Milimani Law Courts just a day after a group of lawyers marched in the streets of Nairobi demanding to know the whereabouts of a missing lawyer, his client and taxi driver.

In the petition, the LSK argued that the three people who include lawyer Willie Kimani, Josphat Mwendwa and Joseph Muiruri mysteriously disappeared on the 23rd of June this year after participating in a traffic case No.1650 of 2016 at Mavoko Law Courts in Machakos County.

The Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions, Inspector General of Police and Safaricom Limited have been named as respondents in the case.

They further claim that the trio disappearance is suspected to be a result of abduction by an administration officer, a senior sergeant based at Mavoko Police Station.

According to the court documents, Law Society of Kenya claims that the lives of the three missing people are in peril and in the hands of police officers since the court case the lawyer was handling involved police brutality.

“This case is befitting for urgent intervention by this court,’’ LSK argues.

The lawyer’s body further argue that Safaricom has installed tamper-proof and ultra–high definition CCTV cameras in Nairobi that are connected to a national command and control room which is controlled by the police.

They claim that the respondents can use the said facilities to trace the whereabouts of the three missing people.

The missing lawyer, who worked at the US-based International Justice Mission, was abducted alongside the two other people on their way back to Nairobi after attending a court session in Mavoko, Machakos County.

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