When confronted with human rights reports or media accounts, Kenyan authorities continue to either deny or dismiss the existence of government policy on enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions.
Majority of extrajudicial executions are preceded by enforced disappearance, which significantly increases whenever security agencies are engaged in eliminating suspected organised criminal groups. Security agencies have also been implicated in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions during counter-terrorism operations. These operations are undertaken by multiple security agencies including police, the army and para-military police.
The Police Reforms Working Group Kenya (PRWG-K) created this website to fill in the evidentiary gap by layering victims’ testimony with consolidated quantitative data. The Missing Voices website will serve four key functions: