A few days ago there was a video of police officers killing some kids on the road. They were apparently suspected thugs who terrorized the life out of Eastleigh residents. They were on a robbery mission the police say. Personally I’m still disturbed by the broad daylight killings and the out right show of force by the flying squad police. The mixed reactions to this video show the different stands we all take on this matter.
Some people may say its justice served since one way or the other they have fallen victim to these gang related violent acts. Some feel that it is an example set for the gangs out there that it’s what they get for the evil deeds they have done. Activists on the other hand are of the opinion of Human Rights and alternative measures on situation.
I think that there’s a better and civil way to go about this though.
According to the Amnesty International Report released in October 2016, Kenya was ranked top in Africa. Top in Extra judicial killings. It had a crazy figure of 122 killings in Kenya alone,out of 177 cases in Africa.
Looking at the statistics, it’s really worrying. Mind you that was in 2016. I feel that it’s more worrying that these killings are perpetrated by the very people the public depends on. Yes, I agree that the gangs are a menace but these members are human beings like all of us. We don’t know what made them get into this life but I still feel that there’s a way they can be helped out of it.
Human Rights ought to be protected no matter the situation. Looking at it from a cops perspective, the gang members might have retaliated and they felt safer by showing force. Okay but what next?
The Eastleigh gang, super power will want to revenge their loss and that would mean that the people are not yet out of the woods. Just proving a point that instead of the public execution style of justice, why shouldn’t the authorities take a different rehabilitation approach?
But once again that’s my own opinion. What do you think?
Do you believe that justice delayed is justice denied or an opportunity for sound and reasonable handling of a societal problem?