Are Kenyan activists trading on a dangerous path? Kenyan activists are considered as a voice to the voiceless and the only hope of many Kenyans in the fight for Justice.
Human activists in the country have helped unearth a number of scandals and have in the process helped Kenyan Citizens know the truth in cases of adversities.
They have however never had a smooth running in the country as the government see’s them as enemies of progress. Many of them have ended up missing in mysterious ways while some like Caroline Mwatha, have ended up in the Morgues.
With this in mind, Activist Boniface Mwangi had this to say:
“Kenyan activists have a running joke, if we are killed, who among our friends will be used as collateral?
Kenyan activists, at any given time, must tell a comrade(s) where they are. We don’t fake disappearance. We don’t cry wolf. A comrade, a friend, a relative must know where you are and with whom. It helps for easier tracking in the event that you suddenly go missing.
When Caroline’s disappearance was reported, the police went silent only to later release a “very comprehensive” statement about the events leading to her death.
This can only imply the police were on her trail, they knew her body was lying on a cold slab in a morgue, but they waited for the body to be discovered in order for them to release that statement.
Here’s a message for the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, whom I consider an acquaintance, “In this case, you made grave mistakes. You allowed Caroline Mwatha’s body, her medical history and her pregnancy to be used against her.”
I don’t know the exact circumstances of Caroline’s death, but I am certain she was murdered.” said Boniface Mwangi.