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Kenya High Court Judge Weldon Korir has instructed the police to find a better way to execute the dawn to dusk curfew since using force is unconstitutional.
Weldon Korir pointed out incidences where police officers used excessive force that, in some instances, lead to death.

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) went to court in a bid to have the dawn to dusk curfew suspended after a series of videos were uploaded online showing police officers unleashing terror to Kenyans.

“This is a precautionary measure taken by the government to help combat the spread of coronavirus, regulations should be formulated and issued on top of what is there to help solve the underlying problems,” declared the Judge as he failed to suspend the dawn to curfew.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the dawn to dusk curfew in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya.

LSK also submitted a petition wanting lawyers and Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to be included as essential service providers.

Judge Korir agreed with LSK’s submission and gave the CS of interior Mr. Fred Matiang’ i five days to comply with the ruling.

The Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi agreed with the ruling and called out on Police Inspector General to ensure rogue police officers face the law and not transferred to other places.

“We welcome the decision as the country is currently facing a pandemic and there is no any other better way to deal with it than imposing a curfew, but we appeal to the police to be custodians of the law as it is their responsibility and stop using unconstitutional means in dealing with the public.”

“I will personally write to the Inspector-General to have the names of rogue police officers within the service, and see to that they are prosecuted and interdicted and not transferred to other stations.”

Sadly, since dawn to dusk curfew was effected, 15 Kenyans have died due to police brutality compared to *11 people who have succumbed to COVID-19.

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