The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has asked its members to down tools from Monday following the murder of their colleague.
Addressing the media outside Milimani Law Courts, LSK chair Isaac Okero also demanded the resignation of Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, Administration Police commandant Samuel Arachi and Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery.
LSK has asked its members not to attend court proceedings from Monday in protest until the three resign. LSK also wants Syokimau Police Post closed following claims it was involved in the disappearance of lawyer Willie Kimani. Okero said the incident marks a dark day for the rule of law in Kenya. “Our worst fears are confirmed.
Advocates and citizens are at risk of elimination by police death squads.” “The LSK will take all measures to ensure those with personal, political and moral responsibility answer for these crimes,” he said. Earlier, the High Court summoned DCI Ndegwa Muhoro, head of Flying Squad Unit and the head of Serious Crimes Unit to appear in court next Tuesday.
The three are expected to give an assurance to the court that there will be no interference from any quarters in the ongoing investigations of the killing of the lawyer and a taxi driver who went missing July 23rd this year. A third man, Kimani’s client, is still missing.
High Court judge Luka Kimaru also directed that LSK be involved in the matter including the postmortem exercise. Safaricom have also been directed to produce call logs of the three. LSK argues that Kimani, Josphat Mwendwa and Joseph Muiruri mysteriously disappeared on the 23rd of June this year after participating in a traffic case No.1650 of 2016 at Mavoko Law Courts in Machakos County.
Earlier lawyer John Khaminwa for LSK asked the judge to summon Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko , DCI Ndegwa Muhoro , IG Joseph Boinett and his deputy Joel Kitili to explain the mysterious circumstances under which the three disappeared. The application that was opposed by the state on grounds that police would ensure justice is done.