KENYAN LAWYERS WELCOME FBI PROBE INTO MURDER OF CITY LAWYER

Lawyers in Kenya took to the streets again on Wednesday to protest the killing of their colleague Willy Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

They led a procession to the Supreme Court before stopping at the Kenya Police Headquarters in Nairobi, to further push for the resignation of Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet, his deputy Samuel Arachi and Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.

Meanwhile, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has expressed its contentment with the progress of investigations following the killings of Willie Kimani and two of his companions.

LSK President Isaac Okero says they have assurance from the Criminal Investigation Office that no stone will be left unturned.

“We are sure that the matter is moving in the right direction, but we are closely monitoring the progress to see to it that justice prevails,” said Okero.

He says the families of those who were killed will be adequately represented by a team of lawyers so that they can get justice.

Slain City Lawyer Willie Kimani  /Photo Courtesy

Slain City Lawyer Willie Kimani /Photo Courtesy

“There are additional proceedings that we are soon instituting. There are two young men who vanished from a chief’s camp in Nairobi on the 1st of July this year,” he added.

Okero welcomed the inclusion of FBI in the investigations adding that LSK will also pursue the disappearance of two young men from Kawangware chief’s camp in Nairobi.

However, Muslim clerics in Garissa have urged the Law Society of Kenya to stop applying double standards on matters relating to extra-judicial killings.

SUPKEM chairman sheikh Abdullahi Salat took issue with zeal in which the LSK has been handling the murder of lawyer Wilie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri by boycotting court sessions yet there were many civilians and clerics who have been killed in the same manner.

Speaking in Garissa when he joined hundreds of Muslims to celebrate Idd, he added that at least 200 people have been murdered in North Eastern region alone.

Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya chairman Sheikh Abdalla Ateka has however faulted the government for failing to protect its citizens, calling on the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to rein in on the officers implicated in the murder of the lawyer and his three companions.