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Four Kenyan police officers are charged with murder of human rights lawyer

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Four Kenyan police officers have been charged with the murder of a human rights lawyer and two others in an incident that spurred a call for an investigation by the ABA.

The officers were charged on Monday in the deaths of Kenyan attorney Willie Kimani; his client Josephat Mwenda; and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, report the Associated Press, Reuters and the BBC.

The three men were abducted after a June 23 court hearing and their bodies were found a week later. ABA President Paulette Brown had urged a thorough and impartial investigation following reports that the three men were abducted by suspected members of the Administration Police.

The men were abducted after a court hearing on Mwenda’s allegations that an Administration Police officer shot him without cause.

The officers pleaded not guilty on Monday.

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