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Study: Kenyan Police Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

Stephen Gichuru was an acrobat. Or a thief. Or both, depending on who you ask. But one thing is undisputed: he was shot dead by Kenyan police on the morning of May 17 in Nairobi's Kiamaiko neighborhood. There are few jobs available for young men in Kiamaiko. The only available steady labor is at the goat butcheries, but those jobs are hard to get. And so, like other Nairobi slums, Kiamaiko has seen crime run rampant — mostly muggings and robberies. Police killings are a sadly...

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