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Officers warned against shoot-to-kill order

08 June 2015, 18:26 Nechesa Chemoi

Baringo - The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has warned that any officer who complies with the shoot-to-kill order that was issued in Baringo County will be held personally liable.

Baringo County Commissioner, Peter Okwanyo issued the order against cattle rustlers last week, following a string of attacks by suspected bandits in the region.

He accused KNCHR of fighting for the rights of criminals and failing to speak out whenever innocent people are massacred by bandits.

However, KNCHR has differed with Okwanyo, saying that human rights must be upheld according to the constitution.

“Which referendum changed the bill of rights?

"Irresponsible orders by Okwanyo will escalate lawlessness and in turn insecurity," KNCHR Commissioner Suzzanne Chivusia said.

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