No Kenyan will go through extrajudicial killings ever again - President Ruto
He was speaking at the State House on Monday, when he hosted an Iftar dinner attended by Muslim leaders from across the country.
"I made a promise during my campaign trail, that I would stop extra judicial killings," President Ruto said.
"No mother, no Kenyan will die under circumstances that the government of Kenya cannot explain,"
According to President Ruto, the Muslim community has been the target of extrajudicial killings in the past under the guise of the war on terror group, al-Shabaab.
President Ruto argued that, while it began with the elimination of Muslims, the problem grew unchecked and bodies began to turn up across the country in unexplained murders.
"Mbeleni, hii maneno ya extrajudicial killings ilikuwa inatarget waislamu ati juu ya mambo ya al-Shabaab,"
"Finally, what happened, it was no longer about Muslims ...............most people kept quiet while Muslims were being targetted, but what happened?" President Ruto posed.
He cited the River Yala murders, in which 36 bodies were recovered from the river in 2022, and the 'container of death,' in which an elite DCI unit was implicated in extrajudicial killings.
"We had a whole container ya kuua watu hapa Kilimani police station...thats what happens when we keep quiet when wrong things are happening,"
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