Kenyan Police Brutality Victims Sue State for Curfew Violence

Two human rights lobby groups representing five victims of alleged police brutality, are suing the government for use of excessive force resulting in one death, perpetrated by security agencies during the dusk-to-dawn curfew to contain the spread of Covid-19. They are seeking damages totalling U.S.$4,800 on behalf of the victims who said the enforcement of the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in March 2020 was "brutal, unreasonable and disproportionate". The victims told the court they had suffered immense mental and physical injury, further stating that the hopes and dreams of living a fulfilled life have been dashed. Among the petitioners is Hussein Moyo Molte, whose 13-year-old son Yassin Moyo, was fatally shot by police at their family home in Nairobi on March 30, 2020.

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Police victimise Mombasa residents at Likoni ferry channel hours before start of nationwide curfew to curb spread of coronavirus, on March 27.

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