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Pangani Police Station leads in cases of police killing


Tuesday, 28th March 2023


The Pangani Police Station continues to lead the country’s police facilities in negative statistics, having once again emerged as the leading station in police killings.


According to Missing Voices Coalition’s annual report published on March 24, 11 police-linked killings were attributed to the facility last year.


“This could be explained by the transfer of 19 police officers from Pangani Police Station on November 25, 2021, following sustained campaigns by Missing Voices coalition,” the report said.


Behind the Pangani Police Station, Kayole Police Station was the second-highest number of police killings with 5 killings, followed by Kahawa West and Nakuru West Sub County police following with 4 cases each.


The Missing Voices report pointed to a persistent grim situtation regarding police brutality, eventhough numbers declined compared to 2021.


In 2022, the total number of police killings stood at 130, while the number of enforced disappearances recorded was 22.


In 2021, where Missing Voices documented 186 cases of police killings and 36 cases of enforced disappearances.


The figures represent decline of 30.1% in police-linked killings and 38% enforced disappearances.


January 2022 saw the highest police killings, with 28 cases from 11 incidents. The second-highest month is July, with 21 police killings arising from 12 incidents. The third highest month is February, with 13 police killings arising from 9 incidents.


Regarding, enforced disappearances, June had the highest number of enforced disappearance cases at six. In June, however, 4 of the six victims were later found dead. These victims were Moses Nyachae, Frank Obegi, Fred Obare, and Elijah Omeka, who were arrested at Kasarani police station only to be found dead. September 2022 has the second highest number of enforced disappearances cases at 4, followed by March with 3 cases and January with 2 cases.


Nairobi leads in the number of both police killings and enforced disappearances.


The County recorded 53 killings, most as a result of anti-crime operations that police conducted in various parts of the county. Nairobi County’s 11 cases of enforced disappearances also tops the country’s statistics.



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