LSK has today June 29, 2016 held marches in solidarity with one of their missing members.
They were also clad on purple ribbons.
In a statement to newsrooms, the Law Society of Kenya had called on the Inspector General of Police and Ipoa to address increasing cases of disappearance of lawyers and clients in the hands of police.
“LSK calls upon all its members to don purple ribbons to show solidarity with our missing brother Willie Kimani, to remember our brother Albert Muriuki, and to demonstrate that we pray for Willie’s safe return and that of his two companions,” LSK president Isaac Okero said.
Lawyer Willie was working as an investigator with International Justice Mission together with his client Josephat Mwendwa and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri when they went missing on June 23.
Willie’s employer said he believed they may have been abducted after attending court in Mavoko for a case involving an officer of the Administration Police.
“Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and their driver Joseph Muiruri must be found,” Okero said.
LSK said increasing intimidation against their members, particularly those handling criminal cases, is unacceptable.
“It is an outrage that this is happening in our country. If criminals know that ‘taking out’ advocates and witnesses is the way to succeed in court then the justice system and the rule of law begin to crumble. This climate of terror must end,” he said.