Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI has vehemently condemned the killing of Shaffi Salim, 23 at Mwembe Kuku area within Mombasa Island last night.
MUHURI Chairman Khelef Khalifa said that police have resorted into extrajudicial killings instead of arresting and charging suspects in court.
Khalifa said that Shaffi’s killing was a total extrajudicial killing and gross human rights violation that would have been avoided.
Salim was shot at his business premise, a play station shop in Mwembe kuku area within Mombasa Island.
Another person Abdurahman Maki who sustained serious bullet wounds is detained at the Central police station in Mombasa.
“He was forced to turn and was shoot right on the head, shoulders and hands, we are yet to establish the motive behind the killing,” said Khalifa.
He said that MUHURI has witnessed a series of reckless shooting conducted by police officers without any explanation whether they are criminals or innocent Mombasa residents.
“We are witnessing extrajudicial killings within Mombasa and the entire Coast region, when will this gross human rights violation end?” posed Khalifa.
On his part, MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma said that fears have engulfed Mombasa residents over the resurfacing of police shooting in Mombasa.
He said that locals are caught up between police and thugs not knowing where to turn to.
Auma urge police to stop extrajudicial killing and arrest suspects so that they are charged in court.
“2019 has begun with the same painful tune, for how long will we be experiencing such gruesome occurrences, we want police to immediately cease their inhuman acts,” he said.
Addressing journalists, Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid said that the organisation will conduct its own investigation and fight for justice for the deceased.
“We will explore all the possible avenues until we stop this gross human rights violation,” said Khalid.
He urged police to respect the rule of law and the constitution as well.