Lawyers and activists have presented a petition to the government demanding respect for the rule of law following increased cases of abductions and enforced disappearance.
The petition was presented to the Attorney General and Inspector General of Police after protests held on Wednesday in Nairobi.
The protests were organised by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) alongside other human rights organisations under the theme “Purple Ribbon Campaign Week”.
“Advocates have a duty to take all forms of cases and represent their clients without fear of intimidation or even loss of life during their line of work,” said Mercy Wambua, LSK Chief Executive Officer.
The demonstrations followed the abduction of lawyer and muslim scholar Prof. Hassan Nandwa who went missing for two weeks before he was dumped in a thicket on November 9.
Nandwa went missing when he went to report to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) about the disappearance of his client Elgiva Bwire, who had just been released after serving a lengthy sentence at the Kamiti Maximum Prison on terror-related charges.