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Kenya: Police Impunity Raises Election Risk

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Protesters in Nairobi, Kenya during a demonstration against police brutality on June 8, 2020.  © 2020 Sipa via AP Images (Nairobi) – The failure of Kenyan authorities to address accountability for past abuses by police heightens the risk of police abuse around the August 9, 2022, general elections, Human Rights Watch said today. Kenya has a history of election-related violence including excessive, unlawful use of force by police, with few, if any, police officers held to account. Victims’ families, activists, government officials, and police officers, have expressed…

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