Human rights lobby Haki Africa has vowed to move to court to sue gov’t over the ongoing Kenya Defense Forces babararic behaviours against Mtongwe residents in Likoni Sub-County.
The chilling narrations of Mtongwe victims has forced the human rights organisation to engage its lawyers to file a suit against the KDF officers who have been senselessly beating and injuring innocent locals in the area.
KDF, Kenya Navy involved
According to the residents, the Kenya Navy officers who are part of the KDF have been senselessly beating them demanding they reveal who killed one of their own in the area.
The KDF officers initiated the inhumane security operations accusing locals of killing and burning their colleague barely a week ago.
“I was hit several times on the chest and at the back with a metal rod, I lost conscious, my children too were injured,” revealed a female victim.
One of the village elder narrated how his eldest sons were left toothless after after they were handed a though continuous beating by the security forces.
“I was beaten, together with my children two of my children cannot even stand up or walk they are in critical condition,” he painfully revealed amid sobs.
Gross human rights violation
They said they have been undergoing senseless beating since mid July to date without reasons of such torture.
Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta said it is not yet clear what led to heavy deployment of troops at Mtongwe.
The activist said for KDF soldiers to be sent to Mtongwe their must be a permission and orders, he reiterated that Mtongwe situation is disturbing.
“Our legal team is following up on the issues and we are soon filing a human rights case against the government and top security bosses, this is totally unacceptable,” revealed Shipetta.
Over 15 gross human rights violations cases have been recorded and the rights defenders are gathering more evidence to present concrete case against the government.