tv Reporter - Police Violence in the Slums of Nairobi Deutsche Welle February 5, 2018 10:15pm-10:31pm CET
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language can just come out of my life. so i'm going to say i'm good chess. intrigue i am going to g.w. dot com the germans. are going to play. there is no devil the devil is the police. that's why we call them beasts. the slums of nairobi dead bodies of young poor man are turning up on the streets almost every day it's an underground war against crime. the community experience and insiders say they are executed by the police without
charges without trial because they are allegedly criminals one of them was brian this is his story. number two are before i make fun. of brio has lost his son brian nineteen years old executed while having lunch. it's been two days and it still feels like a terrible nightmare. a picture for mark. here. this is where brian was sleeping just a few days ago the police suspected him of being a criminal a thief but mamma says he was innocent.
so. it was a new i totally see what worked for you. brian had aspired to become a reggae artist. it's day four after brian's death brio has to go to the city mortuary for his autopsy. filming is officially forbidden to smell this pungent twenty to fifty corpses arrive here every day almost all killed by police. it's still all surreal. joyce
was brian's friend and neighbor. here in her community is where he was killed joyce says he was executed in broad daylight along with his three friends. and. here. we were inside. had taken to. the policeman on the one who. went into. the community is still shocked about what they say was a brutal execution by a police killer squat. three of the men died in here. they finally have money to pay so the
b.m.t. . back home joyce shows us another chilling piece of evidence the images of brian and his dead friends broadcast on done door a crime free one of the many facebook pages that support extrajudicial killings. joyce says the police themselves post the pictures to instill fear and label the victims as smile and criminals. my. friends thank. you. and it got. here in the community
says the police are slaughtering and then retired generation. that's why we always keep quiet there are so many guys who have been killed or to come to. the independent medicolegal unit in nairobi dr brian beach as a forensic expert for him cases like brian's are part of a larger pattern. being poor in kenya if. you're more likely today from the police than from the grim. scenario where there's a lot of crime the police are trying to fight graeme but gives you a recipe for some abuse if they do some killings. he executed overwhelmingly young man and they are poor like brian the police call them criminal it's.
the police claim the victims were caught stealing tech in their offices but for dr b. chango the corpses tell a different story. and she wants to be the anti ones to the head and to unscrew the chest. or when one who's trying to get back in the head and the chest is not to be mobilized it's just a cute. we reached out to the office of the inspector general for an interview several times we also contacted i post the police's independent oversight authority for an official statement both repeatedly deny to double your requests for interviews in person. one officer inside the system however is a willing to uncover the doings of nairobi's police but only anonymously he fears
he would otherwise be killed as well he wants to be called modern cop and says he's against extrajudicial killings like that of brian. extrajudicial killings happen almost every other day everybody knows that there are extra judicial killings. it's impossible to give the exact figures but modern comp guesses about ten people are executed in nairobi sometimes every day that would make it more than three thousand five hundred police murders pay a year so the procedure is as a cop you're given an order you don't know where the order comes from you're told hey this is what's happening and now it's time to shoot to kill and then you go you land within that process if you don't get the right guy you'll end up killing the wrong guy and if you get the right guy you also kill the right guy without
prosecution and nobody cares. for many police the otherwise biber and life in the slum is deemed wifeless. outside the affected neighborhoods in the rest of the country most killings are not reported or downplayed. crime is rife the prisons are full and no one remembers how the extrajudicial killing started in the first place. martin kopp explains the truth behind the posted photos of dead corpses he says that firearms are placed next to the victims by the police to show that they were armed. you will have to at least find a way to place a fake pistol and retaliate and say that the guy was also armed you go do your thing. but at the end of the day the concept is you must make the
police look good however bad it is so having fake guns on criminals that's true. the police and says their victims including brian are all criminals. and a friend of brian says yes they went again but those times are long over they gave up crime and even surrendered to the police last year to conceal his identity well call him us. they shouldn't have killed brian. we have changed for real for real. if there's an investigation they should do their investigation isn't that right there jails who are they built for dead bodies are dead bodies taken to jail.
almost as but one example of a former criminal who now lives with a target on his back despite this year in a life of reform. fear and censorship it mewed all official counts of extrajudicial killings local media reports as of august two thousand and seventeen that the latest number of police executions is a little over one hundred in one year. in one year one hundred people only there's nothing like that one hundred people are dying within three days one hundred people are dead within three days. imus has lost his friend brian and says he knows the police will come for him next . i'm the one on their hit list now are not fearful because it's gotten to the point where they even kill innocent people. on.
the day i die is the day i will be happy because i will no longer have to suffer these struggles but by prayer to god is that i do not die before the truth is told . at stake fifteen cents brian statham has mother his family and friends lay him to rest and has rather an area. they lament that brian makes so many other young man was stripped off to dish or process and his human rights as a life and death devalued. thousands of extrajudicial killings in kenya have been covered up and unreported past no tragedies hidden beneath the guise of police success. it's a sad sad that brian wasn't the last damn man that would bury in nairobi kenya.
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