GUN Kenya's overworked police "gun down more people than criminals do"

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Kenya's overworked police "gun down more people than criminals do"


    dpa German Press Agency
    Published: Monday January 22, 2007


    Nairobi- Kenyan police are responsible for nearly three-
    quarters of the country's gunshot deaths, more than shooting deaths
    caused by criminals, the independent Daily Nation newspaper reported
    on Monday.
    Kenya's police, underpaid and overworked, often take the law into
    their own hands, gunning down suspected thieves or criminals in
    Nairobi's crowded downtown streets.

    "The police have resorted to rampant extra-judicial killings in
    their fight against crime," the Nation said.

    On Saturday, 13 people were shot dead by police in separate
    incidents in Nairobi alone, according to the Nation.

    A 2006 study by the former chief government pathologist said that
    during a span of seven years, Kenyan police were responsible for 70
    per cent of shootings, the Nation reported. An earlier study released
    in 2002 put that number at 90 per cent.

    Last week, police shot and killed six men in one of Nairobi's
    slums, claiming they were gang members. After a downtown bank was
    robbed late last year, police gunned down five suspected thieves in
    front of throngs of workers on their lunch break.

    Nairobi, which has earned the nickname "Nairobbery", still has
    some of the highest crime rates in the world, despite a police
    crackdown on violence since the election of a new government in 2002.

    © 2006 - dpa German Press Agen

    I wonder if they're hiring :o Well actually I always wanted to be an african game warden :o
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Keep it up and eventually they'll run out of bad guys to kill.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    If they're certain the people in question did it I dont really have a problem with it either, says there crime rate is still high but I would like to see the numbers I'm betting its on the decline.

    I'd rather shoot then chase down a kenyan anyway fuckers are fast win the damn nyc marathon every year.
     
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