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MUHURI to sue Ipara

[MUHURI's Chairperson Khelef Khalifa during an interview. Photo/Maxwell Ngala]


Coast based human rights lobby Muslims for human rights MUHURI has vowed to sue Mombasa County police Boss Johnston Ipara if he fails to furnish the Organisation with clear and in depth details of last Friday’s Utange killings.

MUHURI’s Chair Khelef Khalifa in an official later dated 9th September, 2018 asked Mr. Ipara to furnish the human rights Organisation with the names of four police officers from Bamburi police station who waylaid three youth at Utange grounds, handcuffed and shot them several times killing them instantly.

The veteran Human rights icon who once worked for the National Commission for Human Rights, a government owned human rights body asked police to immediately reveal the killers of Bilal Masoud Ndoro, 17, Kenga Ramadhan Masha, 19 years and Juma Kitsao Kazungu, 18.

In addition to the demands, MUHURI also wants the Mombasa County Police Commandant to reveal the registration numbers of the Police vehicle that was used to ferry the bodies of the slain three youth from Hassan Joho grounds to the Coast general referral hospital morgue.

Khalifa said that the series of extra judicial killings are just but a replica of the August 2014 Kwekwe Mwandaza’s killings at Maweu in Kinango area Kwale County.

“We are not relenting in the such for justice, we have issued a seven day ultimatum for Mr. Ipara to furnish as with the relevant information and any extra detail we want so that we pursue for justice,” added an agitated Khalifa.

Khalifa said that the human rights defenders are taking the police head on so that they reveal their motive behind the resurfacing of extrajudicial killings especially in Kisauni and Likoni areas within Mombasa County.

“The situation is getting out of hand, the constitution is very clear why are we violating it? We need to rethink and stop extrajudicial killings,” he added.

Khalifa said that failure for Mr. Ipara to endow the human rights Organisation with the much needed information MUHURI will take legal actions against the Mombasa County police Boss.

The copy of the letter is also copied to the Independent Police Oversight Authority-IPOA Coast regional office.

In the last three days, five people have been killed in unclear circumstances  mostly involving police officers.

Kisauni and Likoni Sub-counties have been rated as the most affected areas where youth have been executed in cold blood as police defends their actions.