4 people now sued over Chris Msando's murder

Over 300 cases of extrajudicial killings have been documented since 2008

Former Law Society of Kenya boss Apollo Mboya has sued the State on the backdrop of the murder of IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando and KMTC graduand Carol Ngumbu.

On Wednesday former Law Society of Kenya president Apollo Mboya sued the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director of Criminal Investigations as well as the Attorney-General over the murder.

Mr Mboya wants the respondents ordered to produce probe reports of all missing persons and extrajudicial killings from February 2008 to date.

In his suit, he has a list of the some of the people who were either killed or disappeared without trace.

They include lawyers Albert Muriuki, who disappeared while working as a deputy director for constitutional and legislative affairs at State House, Willie Kimani, Geofrey Oriaro, Ronald Joseph Lubya (Mumias Sugar Company Legal Affairs manager) and Jared Ratemo.

Mr Mboya has also named Mr Msando and Ms Ngumbu as the most recent victims, whose bodies were found in Kikuyu in Kiambu.

In addition, businessman Jacob Juma, who was killed on the night of May 5 last year, is also on the list.

In his lawsuit, he has argued that both Kenyan and global human rights lobbies have documented more than 300 cases of individuals who have gone missing since February 2008 and some of them who were later found dead.

He claims that the DCI and the AG have the legal instruments as well as capacity to trace or share whereabouts of missing persons.

They ought to produce such persons dead or alive, he argues. Enforced disappearances, he says, have devastated families of missing persons and left many dependants suffering.

“The rise in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Kenya can be attributed to a culture of impunity among a section of security agencies and a lack of political will to bring errant individual to account,” Mr Mboya says.

He adds: “Unless this matter is certified urgent, many more people may continue to disappear and subsequently be killed in an unexplained circumstances because there is a potential threat to my life as well.”

The Kenya National Commission of Human rights and the Independent Policing Oversight Authority are listed as interested parties in the case, the Nation reported on Thursday.

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