Kenya: Lawyers To Hold Protests Wednesday Over Missing Colleague ‘Abducted’ By Police


Lawyers are set to hold countrywide peaceful demonstrations on Wednesday to protest the abduction of an advocate who still missing alongside his client.

Lawyer Wilson Nandwa and his client Elgiva Bwire were last seen in October month and are believed to have been taken away by police. Nandwa is said to have gone to report his client’s disappearance when he also went missing.

According to the Law Society of Kenya, the demonstration under the “Purple Ribbon Campaign Week” are meant to speak against enforced disappearances.

In a statement, LSK Chief Executive Officer Mercy Wambua said lawyers will live in fear if such enforced disappearances continue.

“Colleagues as you are aware; this is not the first case where an advocate has mysteriously disappeared in the course of their duty. This scenario represents an existential threat to the ability of advocates to offer services to their clients in an environment that is devoid of intimidation, threats, harm, or even loss of life,” she said.

LSK said it has also organized other activities during the week that are set to continue until Friday.



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