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Kenyan cops accused of executing suspect

2012-04-20 22:05

Nairobi - A Kenyan rights group says police executed a man suspected of terrorism and may have seized another.

Armed men pulled two passengers off a bus on the Kenyan coast earlier this month. The body of one man was found two days later with his eyes gorged out, nose chopped off and genitals missing.

The second passenger, a rights activist, is still missing.

Al-Amin Kimathi, of the Muslim Human Rights Forum, says the killing of Samir Hashim Khan and the disappearance of Mohammed Kassim-Bekhit is a common strategy employed by Kenyan police when they cannot build a case against suspects.

Police spokesperson Eric Kiraithe dismissed the allegation that Khan was killed by police as "nonsense".

He said those behind the killing will face justice.

Comments
  • Bibi - 2012-04-21 08:54

    Life is cheap in Africa and nobody cares. One can count the African countries on one hand that does not have some kind of uprising, dictator or imbecile running the place, religious (!!) war, terrorism, internal war, coups, ultra rich government MP's and very very poor voters. After all these years of independence (40+) they have achieved nothing. Africa is precariously taped together with foreign aid (trillions) and new Chinese colonialism. Still love the place!

      arne.verhoef - 2012-04-21 15:57

      Always a victim, hey Said. simply a REALIST

      arne.verhoef - 2012-04-21 15:57

      Always a victim, hey Said. simply a REALIST

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