Another three bodies were found in the Yala River in western Kenya, a tragic indictment of skyrocketing local murders by police. Bodies are found in this waterway so often that it now has the local nickname "the river of death." It is time for the Kenyan President to start taking this issue seriously and defending human rights in the country!
Sign now to demand Kenyan President William Ruto work tirelessly to crack down on extrajudicial killings by police!
A recent report by Missing Voices found that there were a shocking 219 cases of police killings and enforced disappearances in Kenya last year alone. And the details of many of these deaths are harrowing. Often, the bodies show clear signs of torture and struggle. Other victims appear to have been killed execution style, with their hands tied behind their backs.
Despite the danger, family members of the victims are standing up and fighting back, organizing to end police brutality and bring justice to victims' loved ones. By putting pressure on local authorities to answer for their crimes, they are bravely telling the state – and the president – that this police brutality cannot stand.
Kenyan citizens should be able to trust the state to protect them and uphold their rights. This level of state violence against civilians is shocking and unacceptable.
Sign the petition now to tell Kenyan President William Ruto: invest time, energy, and resources into stopping these tragic extrajudicial killings by police! The people of Kenya deserve safety and justice!