Abducted Kenyan Lawyer, Willie Kimani Suspected Dead


Kenyan lawyer, Willie Kimani, who disappeared after representing a client against the Kenyan police on the 23rd of June is suspected to be dead.

Willie Kimani represented a client who accused the police of accidentally shooting him on false charges.

Willie worked for a United States legal charity, the International Justice Mission(IJM). The charity concerns its mission to the tackling of police abuse of power.

“We are heartbroken by this horrific crime and are doing everything we can to locate these men and support the families of the victims.” – IJM

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A week later it was reported that the barrister had gone missing alongside 2 others. With the hounding of his legal colleagues over the claims of abduction by ‘rogue policemen’, latest discovery suggests that the lawyer is dead.

Local report says that 3 dead bodies have been found in Oldonyo Sabuk River, Kilimabogo. 2 of the bodies are said to have been identified as Willie’s client and the taxi driver who drove them from the court house. The 3rd body suspected to be that of Willie Kimani is said to have slipped into the river. Investigations are still ongoing.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has already made 3 arrests in line with the disappearance of the 3 men.

It was found that the missing men were stuffed in Polythene bags. Police considers that they were first suffocated before being dumped in the river.

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“Their heads were in yellow plastic bags and one of them had his eyes gouged out.”

The Kenyan government is under heated pressure to get to the root of the case as international bodies have stepped into the matter. There are Kenya-based American law enforcement agents as well as American and British diplomats who are assisting in the course of investigations.