Kenya: Lawyers plan week-long campaign to mark 1 year since Willie Kimani murder

June 20, 2017

Lawyers led by Law Society of Kenya chairman Isaac Okero protest in Kisumu town following the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client boda boda rider Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muiruri, JUne 6, 2016. /MAURICE ALAL

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.

More on this: Cops charged with Willie Kimani murder want LSK, IJM stopped from probing witnesses

Also read: Witness in Willie Kimani murder case describes lawyer’s struggle for help

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.

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/06/20/lawyers-plan-week-long-campaign-to-mark-1-year-since-willie-kimani_c1582965

https://citizentv.co.ke/news/lawyers-in-one-year-anniversary-since-killing-of-willy-kimani-168648/

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/06/21/big-read-we-are-living-in-a-police-state-families-of-youth-slain-by_c1579228

http://allafrica.com/stories/201706220615.html

http://www.kbc.co.ke/amnesty-international-reports-663-extrajudicial-killings/

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-page4.1.ken170623.htm (FRANCAIS)

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Kenyan_President_Uhuru_Kenyatta_Send_Willie_Kimanis_Murderers_To_Prison (MULTILINGUAL PETITION – PLEASE SIGN!)

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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.

#IamWillie2017 #StopExtrajudicialKillings

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