Tuesday, July 29, 2014   Search

Current Articles | Archives | Search

Monday, March 09, 2009
Wikileaks writers killed in Kenya
By News Release @ 9:45 AM :: 14188 Views :: Ethics, World News, Family
 

From Wikileaks: Two Wikileaks-related senior human rights activists have been assassinated. We ask for your assistance.

On Thursday afternoon March 5, Oscar Kamau Kingara, director of the Kenyan based Oscar legal aid Foundation, and its programme coordinator, John Paul Oulo, were shot at close range in their car less than a mile from President Kibaki's residence. The two were on their way to a meeting at the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights.

Both had been investigating extrajudicial assassinations by the Kenyan Police. Part of their work forms the basis of the "Cry of Blood" report Wikileaks released on November 1 last year and subsequent followups, including the UN indictment last month.

Since 2007 the Oscar foundation had documented 6,452 "enforced disappearances" by police and 1,721 extrajudicial killings. The murders come just two weeks after United Nations Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial killings Professor Philip Alston called on on Kenya's Attorney General and Police Commissioner to be sacked over murders by pollice.

On 18 February 2009, the Oscar Foundation presented its findings for use in a parliamentary debate. The Oscar Foundation vehicle was blocked by a minibus and a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle, both of which had been following them along State house road. Several men were in the two vehicles.

Two men got out, approached the vehicle of Oscar Kamau Kingara and John Paul Oulu, and shot them through the windows at close range. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the minibus was in police uniform whilst the other men were wearing suits. The closest eyewitness to the incident was shot in the leg and later taken away by policemen.

A coalition of civil society organizations released a statement blaming police for the murders. "These were very decent men who had done more work than anybody in examining police killings," said Cyprian Nyamwamu, the executive director of the National Convention Executive Council, a non-governmental organization advocating social and economic reform. "I have no doubt that is why they were killed."

Police said that students from the nearby University of Nairobi moved Oulo's body into a hostel and one student was shot dead when officers tried to retrieve it. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights have demanded an immediate extral investigation into the deaths. The US Ambassador to Kenya has offered the Kenyan government the services of the FBI. The offer has been declined.

Those with intelligence assets in the area, or non-public information on Police Commissioner General Hussien Ali or other suspects, please contact us via wl-kenya@sunshinepress.org Alternatively help fund our investigation of these murders: https://secure.wikileaks.org/

If you are in a position to signficantly fund a reward for conviction or apprehension of the assassins and those behind them, contact: wl-kenya@sunshinepress.org

RELATED:

Kibaki gets phone call from Obama December, 2008

"The US President-elect also followed closely the post-election violence in Kenya after the disputed General Election last December, personally calling then opposition leader Raila to urge him 'to meet directly with the President without any pre-conditions,' according to The New York Times."

Amnesty International condemns killings

Kenya Obama steps in  (January, 2008 attempts to mediate between Pres. Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga)

Obama's Kenyan roots NYT 2-24-08

Kenya Detains U.S. Author Critical of Obama NYT 10-7-08 

Comments
comment @ Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:52 AM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://topsy.com/www.hawaiifreepress.com/main/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/502/Wikileaks-writers-killed-in-Kenya.aspx?utm_source=pingback&utm_campaign=L2

comment @ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:03 AM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://ispey.com/bizarre/bizarre/assanges-already-assassinated-comment-clarified/

comment @ Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:11 AM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://wikileaksdocumenten.com/2010/12/28/2010-12-27-wikileaks-writers-killed-in-kenya-march-5-2009/

comment @ Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:05 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://nmadnews.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/people-affiliated-with-our-organization-have-already-been-assassinated%e2%80%99-assange-claims/

comment @ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:21 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://techrights.org/2010/12/29/ubuntablet-rumored/

comment @ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:28 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/two-wikileaks-activists-have-already-been-assassinated

comment @ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:28 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/two-wikileaks-activists-have-already-been-assassinated

comment @ Tuesday, January 11, 2011 7:28 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://www.antifascistencyclopedia.com/allposts/two-wikileaks-activists-have-already-been-assassinated

comment @ Friday, June 24, 2011 8:39 AM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://www.raymondhill.net/blog/?p=470

comment @ Friday, September 28, 2012 7:52 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://georgiebc.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/2010-12-27-wikileaks-writers-killed-in-kenya-5-march-2009/

comment @ Friday, September 28, 2012 7:53 PM
Comments from the following blog entry: http://georgiebc.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/2010-12-27-wikileaks-writers-killed-in-kenya-5-march-2009/

LINKS:

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

ARCHIVES: Daily News Read

ARCHIVES: HawaiiFreePress

JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST

RSS FEED Latest 25 articles

TWITTER HawaiiFreePress

SoundCloud HawaiiFreePress

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

ABCDEF Group Samoa

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Conservative Alliance

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Chapter MOAA

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

Angelaisms

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A'ole Eradication

A Place for Women in Waipio

Art of Thinking Smart

Atomic Monkey

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Catholic Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Choice is an Illusion

Christian Home Educators of Maui

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

Concerned Women For America Hawaii

Conservative Forum for Hawaii

CSIS Pacific Forum

Danny DeGracia Blog

December 7 Battlefields at risk

DefendOurKeiki.com

DVids Hawaii

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Friends of Lanai

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

Global Warming "Scientists" Email Files #1

Global Warming "Scientists" Email Files #2

God, Freedom, America

GoGoGMO!

Grassroot Blog

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hadassah Hawaii

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Alliance of Student Veterans

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Concealed Carry

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federated Republican Women's Association

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Knights of Columbus

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

HawaiiReporter.com

Hawaii Republicans for Life

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Senate Informer

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Tropical Fish Association

Hawaii Votes

Hepsy's Kuleana

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIRA

Hiram Fong Papers

History Education Hawaii

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Alliance

Honolulu College Republicans

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu TEA Party

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Aloha Molokai

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Israel Day Hawaii

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kahua Group

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

KeyWiki

Kona TEA Party

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Let's Lose LOST

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Minority Caucus YouTube

Missile Defense Advocacy

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

Native Hawaiian Grants Project

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

No Hawaii Beverage Tax

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

OHA Lies

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patriot Voices Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

Perry and Price Show

Pritchett Cartoons

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

Rightly POV

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Saipan Unheard No More

Save Hanalei Ridge

Save Kauai Farms

Save Our Doctors Hawaii

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

Senate Minority Blog

SenatorFong.com

SGLF

SIFE BYUH

SIFE HPU

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

Smart Business Hawaii

St Damien

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Stop SB2424

Student Veterans Oahu and Kauai

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

TEA Party Maui

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

The Verifiable Truth

The Voice of Kapolei

Tim Lussier HuffPo Hawaii

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

United Veterans Hawaii

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

USO Hawaii

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Vote No 113

Waagey.org

WAPNFFS

Watchdog Hawaii

Watchdog Wire

West Maui Taxpayers Association

YAL UH Hilo


Maui TEA Party
Maui TEA Party