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tv   Reporter - Police Violence in the Slums of Nairobi  Deutsche Welle  February 3, 2018 11:15am-11:31am CET

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smarter with t.w. the first one to play what you want when you want it up to date extraordinary. to upload to sidelights old sunday morning. dot com smart t.v. . played. there is no double the double is the police. that's why we call them beasts. the slums of nairobi dead bodies of young poor man a turning up on the streets almost every day it's an underground war against crime . the community explodes and inside of say they are executed by the police without charges without trial because they are allegedly criminals one of them was brian
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this is his story. before i make fun. of. my mum brio has lost her son brian nineteen years old executed while having lunch. it's been two days and still feels like a terrible nightmare. for my. 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.
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peter. want and i. was on my way and what i knew i thought. you. were 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 four tipsy. filming is officially forbidden the smell is pungent twenty to fifty corpses arrive here every day almost killed by police. it's still all surreal. joyce
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was brian's friend and neighbor. here in her community is where he was killed joy says he was executed in broad daylight along with his three friends. and. four boys were killed. inside. a head. on the one who. went into. the community is still shocked about what they say was a brutal execution by a police killer squat and. three of the men died in here. on the has money to pay for the
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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 posed the pictures to instill fear and labelled the victims as armed myal and criminals. they are my. friends like brothers to me. and it out. here in the slum community
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says the police are slaughtering and then retired generation. that's why we always keep quiet there are so many girls who have been killed but to come to. the independent medicolegal unit in new in nairobi dr chung is a forensic expert for him cases like bryant are part of a larger pet. being for in kenya. you're more likely today from the police than from the crime. scenario where there's a lot of crime the police are trying to fight crime but gives you a recipe for some abuse if they do so including. the executed overwhelmingly young man and they are poor like brian the police call them criminals it's.
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the police claim the victims were caught stealing or attacking the offices but for dr beach anger the corpses tell a different story. than she wants to be to buy into one's head and to unscrew the chest. or when one who's trying to get back in the head and the chest is not to immobilize you it's difficult. 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
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he would otherwise be killed as well he wants to be called more than cops 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 not uncommon guesses about ten people are executed in nairobi slums every day that would make it more than three thousand five hundred police murders pay here 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
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prosecution and nobody cares. for many pennies the otherwise biber and life in the slum is deemed worthless. outside the affected neighborhoods in the rest of the country most killings are not reported 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 aren't. 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
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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 were in a gang 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 had 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
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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 count 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 to him next. i'm the one on their hit list now i'm not fearful because it's gotten to the point where they even kill innocent people.
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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 . it's day fifteen cents brian's death his mother his family and friends lay him to rest and has roller area. and they lament that brian makes so many of the 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 cause 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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