Raila To Lead Azimio Prayers For Victims Of Police Brutality

Written by on 11 August 2023

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party will today (Friday) hold interdenominational prayers for victims of police brutality during the anti-government protests. 

Azimio chief Raila Odinga will lead the ceremony which is set to be held at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Park in Bondo, Siaya County between 9am and 12:30pm.

“Raila Amolo Odinga will tomorrow, August 11th, 2023 lead Azimio Kenya Coalition in an interdenominational prayers for those who lost their lives during demonstrations following disproportionate use of force by the Police,” the political outfit said in a statement to newsrooms.

Azimio leaders are expected to take to the podium to condemn police brutality as they push for accountability of the officers involved.

The opposition team also seeks to involve the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the deaths which they say are crimes against humanity.

“Leaders will use this occasion to condemn the Kenya Police Service and demand that individual police officers who were involved in the killings be held personally responsible,” added the statement.

“Azimio will also be asking the ICC to take a keener interest in the Kenya situation which they describe as crimes against humanity.”

At the same time, the caskets of those who were killed will be laid for public viewing before being transported to their respective homes for interment.

In the recent spate of anti-government demonstrations that swept the country from March to July, over 30 people were reportedly killed.

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