Police torture rampant in Kenya – report
27 June 2012, 08:18
Nairobi – Close to 60 percent of tortures in Kenya happen in the hands of police officers, according to a report by human rights group the Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU).
During celebrations to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on Tuesday, IMLU Executive Director Peter Kiama expressed worries that the most tortured are the poor in the society.
“At 59 percent police were identified as the main perpetrator of torture. It’s not the middle class who are suffering torture. It is the poor who do not have money to hire top lawyers, when they raise their heads, the head is knocked down; when you are poor you are vulnerable and when you are vulnerable you get tortured,” he asserted.
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