'Shoot to kill order promotes extra-judicial killings'
08 April 2014, 11:31
Nakuru - A director of a human rights lobby group, Kemenchu Masese has faulted Joseph ole Lenku's 'shoot to kill' directive saying it will pave way for extrajudicial killings in the country.
“That directive that was given out by the Cabinet Secretary will only allow police to start killing people indiscriminately,” he said.
He said the Interior CS should not be irrational in issuing directives that are bound to do more than good.
Speaking on Tuesday morning to the media in Nakuru town, the director of Center for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) said that cases of insecurity have been on the rise due to police laxity.
"NIS needs to be working with the regular police as team in order to avert these insecurity cases,” he said.
Masese urged Ole Lenku and IG David Kimaiyo to rethink the directive and come up with long term solutions that will address insecurity in the country once and for all.
He also said that there is need for the government to start equipping the police as well as promoting community policing to help curb cases of insecurity.
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