Human rights lobby Haki Africa and Thirdway Alliance political party have reiterated the need for the government to constitute an independent judicial inquiry to end extrajudicial killings in the country.
Thirdway Alliance Party leader Dr. Ekuru Aukot said that the country was heading to the wrong direction since human rights violations were being witnessed in all parts of the country.
He said that there has been a gross violation of human rights especially at the Coast region, North Eastern, Kisumu and Nairobi as well.
Dr. Aukot said that the government was distancing itself from the problem and that there was dire need for a way out.
In a joint press conference at Haki Africa’s offices on Wednesday, Dr. Aukot and Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid asked the government to immediately form an independent body to investigate, interrogate and recommend possible actions to end the killings and forced disappearances.
“We are only witnessing 2022 political realignment and no any leader is heeding our cry for justice,” he added.
On his part, Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid reiterated the need for the implementation of the TJRC report, Ndung’u, Kriegler, Waki among many other reports.
He said if the reports are fully implemented, the country’s democracy, human right, and respect for the constitution will be fully restored.
“We wonder whenever we see our politicians calling for a referendum, whose referendum is this?” he posed.
Khalid said that the referendum was only meant to create positions for selfish political gains after the 2022 general elections and it had nothing to do with Kenyans.
“We need focused leaders who will take the country to where we want, a country that respects the rule of law, clean of corruption, respects human rights and dignity where equality and justice for all will be the pillar of any ruling government,” noted Mr. Khalid.