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Gov’t urged take care of Kwale police brutality victim

[Haki Africa Deputy Executive Director Salma Hemed. Photo/Atrash Bwana].

Gender and children rights activists now wants the government to take full care of Kwale widow who her husband and children were brutally murdered by police officers.

The activists say the woman Mwanahalima Mwachili has no one to depend on after her husband and all her three children were murdered by police two weeks ago.

Haki Africa Deputy Executive Director Salma Hemed said the heinous act left the widow alone and she cannot fend for herself.

According to Salma, police should have not employed excessive force in the operation.


“How can such a trained, armed police officer kill unarmed innocent children including a foetus?” she posed.

Mwanahalima was 8 months pregnant when she was shot on the stomach and her baby killed.

During the operation, Ramadhan Mohammed Chitswa, 42 and his two children aged 4 and 6 years were also brutally murdered.

“We want less than the government to take full care of Mwanahalima and ensure she gets all the basic needs and psychosocial support,” noted Salma.

The gender and children rights activist said they will fight for justice for Chitswa’s family.

Though she said gender activists are not opposed to the fight against terrorism in the Coast region, police should observe human rights during such operations.


Meanwhile Mwanahalima says she lives in fear not knowing what the security agencies are planning.

She says she is deeply confused and suffering psychologically following the unfortunate incident that has left her all alone.

“All my relatives and the entire Kibundani village is in fear,” she said.