JUST IN: Kenya High Court Rules That Use of Excessive Force Against Peaceful Protesters Is Illegal

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The High Court on Friday issued a directive barring the national police service from using water canons and tear gas against peaceful demonstrators.

Police officers were ordered to halt using live ammunition, rubber bullets, crude weapons and other draconian measures against those demonstrating.

The High Court further ordered police to stop unnecessary arrests, abductions, detentions, harassment, intimidation, torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against peaceful protesters.

The court issued the directives following a petition filed by Saitabao Ole Kanchory who sought the court’s intervention following the recent brutalities witnessed across the country.

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