Kenya sued for police brutality
16 February 2013, 08:56
Nairobi - The Kenyan government is being sued for police
brutality in the violence following the 2007 election.
The lawsuit comes as Kenya prepares for a new election on
4 March amid warnings from international human rights groups that the police
force is not ready to prevent electoral violence while refraining from human
The families of seven people shot dead five years ago and
eight wounded survivors this week filed papers to sue the Kenyan government
claiming police fired at them during a dispute over who won Kenya's 2007
Five human rights groups are also part of the suit
against the government.
National Police Service Inspector General David Kimaiyo
said the police are ready to tackle any challenges presented by the election.