Ex chief justices declares what should be done to police officer witnessed killing a teenage suspect – He is Right!

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Police Officer Ahmed Rashid responsible for shooting dead two suspects in violation of due process rights is identified here. (Source Facebook)

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has given a surprise take on the shocking video of a teenage boy being executed in broad daylight.

In a tweet seen by the press, the former Chief Justice is taking on Kenyans who reacted to the video by saying that the officer was right to kill the thugs. According to Mutunga, the thugs are also Kenyans with constitutional rights which have been violated.

In other words, Mutunga, who served as the Chief Justice for more than 5 years, suggests that the plain-clothed officers involved in the killings should be in for a probing. He is right based on the actions of the officers. No police officer is supposed to be the jury, the prosecutor and the judge all rolled into one. By killing these two boys instantly without arresting them for a court appearance, police officer above may have violated the due process.

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Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga

Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all legal rights that are owed to a person. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects the individual person from it.

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Police Officer Ahmed Rashid standing above one of the teenage gang members before executing him in public.

Mutunga’s take comes at almost the same time when Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnett ordered a probe into the viral video to ascertain that the people involved were indeed officers. 17629780_1550564658288142_1386202072607985208_n.jpg

The two suspects who were felled are said to be among a group of a dangerous gang dubbed Superpower, which has been terrorizing Eastleigh and Nairobi residents.

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One thought on “Ex chief justices declares what should be done to police officer witnessed killing a teenage suspect – He is Right!”

  1. Reblogged this on judyachienggenet and commented:
    In other words, Mutunga, who served as the Chief Justice for more than 5 years, suggests that the plain-clothed officers involved in the killings should be in for a probing. He is right based on the actions of the officers. No police officer is supposed to be the jury, the prosecutor and the judge all rolled into one. By killing these two boys instantly without arresting them for a court appearance, police officer above may have violated the due process.

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