Kenyan police accused of extrajudicial killings

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2016-09-11 11:55:03 epa05534768 Kenyan soldiers arrive at the Central Police Station in Mombasa where three women were shot dead by police after trying to stage an attack in the port city of Mombasa, Kenya, 11 September 2016. According to local reports, three women wearing hijabs entered the police station on the pretence of reporting a crime before stabbing a police officer and throwing a petrol bomb. Police shot and killed them, said the Mombasa police chief. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shaba has launched similar attacks in Kenya. EPA/STR

A Kenyan human rights group has accused police in the coastal region including the city of Mombasa of carrying out an increasing number of extrajudicial killings.

A spokeswoman for Haki Africa, Salma Hemed, said there had been three such deaths so far this week.

She said the actions of the police were driving young people to become radicalised or join gangs.

The Kenyan authorities have rejected similar accusations in the past.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have previously accused the Kenyan security forces of carrying out forced disappearances, summary killings and torture with impunity.

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