Saturday, March 7, 2009
In Kenya, a Human Rights Advocate is Assassinated After Meeting with the UN Expert Investigating Police Killings
The founder of a Kenyan human rights organization was gunned down one week after meeting with an independent UN expert investigating police killings in Kenya. Oscar Kamau Kingara, founder of the Oscar Foundation Free Legal Aid Clinic, was killed along with a co-worker near Nairobi University in Kenya’s capital. According to Rupert Colville of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), they were going to meet with staff of the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights.