Friday, 1 July 2016

Body of missing Kenyan Human Rights lawyer Willie Kimani washes up river

Missing Human Rights lawyers' body found then lost

Sad indeed.

 Three bodies believed to be those of Human Rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their taxi driver have been found according to reports.They were located in Oldonyo Sabuk river in Machakos county.  They had been kidnapped as they exited from a court and car they were whisked away in found abandoned along Mombasa road. 

Lawyer Willie Kimani who has been missing together with his client and a taxi drver for a over a week now. Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri went missing on Thursday, June 23, just after appearing in court on a drug-related case.
Portrait of Willie Kimani

Earlier reports had it that Kimani wrote a note and threw it to a passerby who later revelaed that Kimani had instructed him in the note to call his wife and inform him that he was in danger.

At the time, he had been in police custody at the Mlolongo AP camp but police at the camp denied ever having the three people in their jail.

Following their disappearance about a week ago, on Thursday, June 30, a multitude of lawyers marched to the offices of Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to demand that the police investigate the mysterious disappearance.

They did not manage to speak to the IG but the lawyers swore to continue demonstrating until Kimani was found.

Minutes after ordering the release of three Administration Police officers linked to the disappearance of Human Rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet ordered their re-arrest this morning, Friday, July 1.

This came after two bodies suspected to be those of the above named were found in Oldonyo Sabuk river, Kilimambogo.

According to developing news, the third body, believed to be Willie Kimani, slipped back into he river and the search is going on.

Kimani who was a lawyer with the International Justice Mission (IJM) had attended a court session in which his client, Mwenda, sued an AP officer for attempted murder.

Source: The Star, Tuko