June 20, 2017
The Law Society of Kenya will hold a week-long campaign to mark a year since human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and taxi driver were murdered.
Kimani, who worked with International Justice Mission, was killed alongside boda boda rider Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muiruri on June 23, 2016.
Their bodies were found stashed in gunny bags in Ol-Donyo Sabuk River in Machakos on July 1, a week after they were reportedly kidnapped by police.
The campaign dubbed ‘Purple Ribbon’ will run from June 23 to June 30, LSK chairman Isaac Okero said in a statement on Tuesday.
On June 23, a mass will be held at Nairobi Consolata Shrine from 9am to 11am and will be followed by a public dialogue and a memorial vigil at Uhuru Par. The vigil organised by IJM will take place from noon to 8pm.
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MASS AT CONSOLATA SHRINE AND VIGIL AT UHURU PARK: (June 23, 2017)
Day one of the #PurpleRibbonCampaign week was a huge success! Thank you all that attended.