Poll : Do you support calls for the implementation of the Alston Report?

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1. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 12:03 PM , Peter Seko, Kenya wrote:

  Let it be known that the Geneva delegation gave in and owned up that indeed there were extrajudicial killings by the police force of Kenya. We lost innocent lives and children have been left orphans with nobody to turn to for the basic needs.If this report is not implemented, then I am lost as in what system is governing this Country. Taxpayers money would go to waste if justice is not done.


2. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 11:48 AM , Kibii Maiyo, Kenya wrote:

  I am so disgusted about my country Kenya. The Kenya police for example, have been reduced to beggers on the road. They just ask as little as 50/= from any vehicle. Respectable Kenyan Traffic officers without shame demand money from anyone with a vehicle. I believe all these money collected ended up in the pocket of senior cop. I do not believe they police force is innocent.


3. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 11:28 AM , Simon N Mburu, Kenya wrote:

  I concur with Prof Alston on some points about human rights abuses in Kenya which the goverment can deal with; only they lack the goodwill to do so as most are culprits. On full implementation of his recommendations like who to resign or be sacked i disagree totally i think it would amount to a foreign intervention/colonisation which i think we are past that era.


4. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 9:48 AM , Chief Barnado’s, Kenya wrote:

  As a peace loving Kenyan who believes in social justice and democracy, i would really love to see our security apparatus retrained to learn to respond to new ways of combating civil unrest that has emerged in the recent past instead of sticking to those old and outdated way that has been overtaken by events in fighting crime. This will bring sanity & responsibility in Maintaining law and order.


5. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 9:28 AM , Omeyo Mc’Oduor, Kenya wrote:

  Shooting, maiming, raping in the name of flashing the outlawed vigilante groups will not only compound the problems of unemployement we are currently facing among our youths but also put Kenya on a bad Human Rights record. As Kenyans we want to see the report implemented to the latter, the commissioner and the A.G sent packing or else we be prepared for a failed state.


6. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 9:13 AM , Omeyo Mc’Omeyo, Kenya wrote:

  The police force should be tolerant and most importantly respectful to the fundamental human rights like the right to freedom of association, assembly conscience and peaceful demonstration as envisaged in the constitution. They should also be sensitive to the revolutionary euphoria by the youths that is currently sweeping across the country and change their combative way of fighting crime.


7. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 9:01 AM , Benson Omeyo, Kenya wrote:

  The report should be implemented to the fullest to avert future use of lethal force when quelling rioters. The attorney general has done nothing tangible as far as fighting corruption is concerned. The police should never be used in favour of one political party to suppress the dissent. The law provides that they should protect lives and property of all irrespective of ones political inclination.


8. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:40 AM , fred oeri, Kenya wrote:

  we need to be honest to ourselves otherwise we shall lie about our weaknesses until we shall soon ‘invite’ Obama to be our president. thinking we are doing the right thing due to our myopic selfishness. God forbid our country has lost the the formula for law and order this is not how to run a country that is not under martial law. even our game wardens don’t treat our wildlife this way!


9. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:29 AM , victor koros, Kenya wrote:

  Absolutely Yes. The report touches on past injustices and violations of Human rights which are fundamental issues which kenya need to address so that we can talk of reconciliation.


10. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:27 AM , Elizabeth Mwende, Kenya wrote:

  Kenyan police has become a tool used for killing innocent kenyans. what are they doing, the govt? we need a change with Wako and Ali leaving office with immediate effect


11. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:02 AM , mercy, Kenya wrote:

  one thing people should understand is that life gone is gone and never back. that means we are wasting our own natural resources because these potential energized bodies we are brutalizing to dead that could have done more to almost exhausting the talents and their strengths. so let’s wake up and implement it in fact immediately in order not lose more lives and waste more resources


12. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:01 AM , nicholas karani njebi, Kenya wrote:

  YES. However it should be done with caution. A post-mortem of the report be done first to ensure it suits the current, past and future institutional and governance challenges in Kenya that result in the current human rights abuses by state instruments. It will avoid a bad fate like the one after financial recommendations by Bretton Woods institutions brought failure due to blind implementation.


13. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 7:59 AM , ngugi isaac, Kenya wrote:

  the Aston report is calling for reforms but it has missed the point on the direction the reforms should take. We should not aim at removing individuals from their positions but aim at reforming the institution they head.


14. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 7:17 AM , Benard limo, Kenya wrote:

  It so annoying that the government doesn’t care about the grieving families. If it rejects Alston’s report can they believe that one of KNCHR? It should – they fund them. What’s the difference?


15. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 7:17 AM , Violet Ngaira, Kenya wrote:

  It should be implemented, kenyans are tired of our leaders gambling with there lives. We need to enact sufficient laws to combat organised crime.


16. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 7:03 AM , linus kipkoech kirui, Kenya wrote:

  I fully support its implementation though i fear this may not happen soon and as expected because of total laxity on the government side and dismissal of the same with misinterpretation that it was an Odm project.Why waste hard earn taxpayers money in doing the findings and end up sleeping on it.Its a betrayal to Kenyans if not treated some more seriousness!


17. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 5:25 AM , wanje luganje, Kenya wrote:

  Innocent Kenyans were killed because of our leaders’ selfish interests. Alston report should be fully implemented to serve as a lesson to the perpetrators of violence. Impunity should cease in order for Kenyans to regain confidence in their leaders.


18. On Tuesday June 9, 2009, 1:23 AM , wa maai mahiu, United States wrote:

  The govt should accept to implement the report if at all they are up for reform. If it will not be implemented the killings of innocent citizens and visitors will always be heard and experienced. The report will ease criminal and corrupt police and the ministers. Kenya should learn from developed countries how such reports are taken serious not joking just because they have GSU guarding them.


19. On Monday June 8, 2009, 20:38 PM , Mochama Evans, Congo wrote:

  Yes to implement this report will show the seriousness of the law to those who commit crimes against humanity. Let justice take its course and let those involved directly and indirectly in killing innocent people be punished. If we don’t do that then in future the worse will happen. The outside world is looking keenly to see if we are able to solve disputes among ourselves and if not so then….


20. On Monday June 8, 2009, 20:23 PM , George Maina, Kenya wrote:

  No. How can one complete a sensitive investigation such as this in 10 days, I cant support it.


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