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Owino defends police from ‘blanket condemnation’ over killings

Police spokesperson Charles Owino has defended the service following widespread condemnation in the wake of the killing of a rights lawyer, his client and a taxi driver by people believed to be officers.

The killings have been condemned by lawyers and magistrates alike with politicians and international charity organisations joining the fray.

But Mr Owino wants the public to refrain from blanket condemnation of the men in uniform and instead join hands with them to end ‘unlawful killings’.

Government to release Sh 1.1 billion to revive KCC

The government released Sh300 million in the last financial year and will be releasing an additional Sh800 million in the current fiscal year as it sets up measures to revive Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited (KCC), Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohammed has said.

According to the CS, the amount (totalling Sh1.1 billion) will be used to upgrade the new Eldoret-based dairy company as well as help the group in innovating their products, a move that include value addition of the firm’s produce.

Lawyers, activists hold countrywide protests over Willie Kimani’s killing

Lawyers and members of the civil society began countrywide protests over killing of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver.

Lawyers boycotted court sessions and joined human rights activists in demonstrations in most towns across the country.

 

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