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Murder of Kenyan Human Rights Lawyer Sparks Call for Nation-Wide Strike

The Law Society of Kenya is threatening to strike from Monday after human rights lawyer Willie Kimani was found dead, Friday.

The Law Society of Kenya is threatening to strike from Monday after human rights lawyer Willie Kimani was found dead, Friday.


The Law Society of Kenya’s Chairman Isaac Okero, is threatening to file a petition against the police boss Inspector General Joseph Boinnet, Deputy Inspector General Samuel Arachi and Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Nkaissery, if they do not resign after Kimani’s body was found in a river.

Three police officers are suspected of killing Kenyan advocate Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and a taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, but are yet to be named. Authorities found two bodies in a river north-east of Nairobi on July 1, that had been severely beaten and strangled causing outrage all over the country. Mwendwa’s body had been missing since June 23.

Kimani worked for the International Justice Mission, which is a U.S charity that tackles police abuse of power. He was defending Muiruri who accused an officer of allegedly shooting him in traffic. Kimani’s client complained of harassment as the case unfolded.

"There is circumstantial evidence to link the three officers to the murder of the three. They will face charges including murder,” said police chief Joseph Boinnet, adding that the suspects have been arrested.

Okero said: “Lawyers are becoming a target because of their work,” adding: “Today is a sad day, we have lost one of our own who is lying at the City mortuary. The rule of law is under a serious threat, where the guardians of the rule of law (lawyers) risk their lives. Then every Kenyan must be afraid. We feel that this failure by those charged with the security of the country cannot be tolerated.”

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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