Date: Tuesday August 5th
Time of hearing: 9:00 am
Venue: Kibera Court
Directions: Coming from the direction of town on Ngong Rd, turn left on Mugo Kibiru Road (before Ngong Hills Hotel and Nakumatt Prestige Plaza). Go down Mugo Kibiru Road until the T-junction. Turn LEFT at T-junction, and continue until you see Chief’s Office, courthouse, and government buildings. Parking space available.
On July 8th, anti-corruption crusaders were ejected from a Nairobi hotel where they were meeting to plan a peaceful protest against the Grand Regency corruption. The police had already been notified of the procession, in accordance with the law. Activist and human rights lawyer, Ann Njogu, was sexually assaulted by a senior police officer, Richard Mugwai, in full view of many witnesses. Seven activists: Okoiti Omtata, Ann Njogu, Abel Omkundi, Ouma Odera, George Nyongesa, Sheikh Ramadhan, and Frederick Odhiambo, were taken to Gigiri police station, and brutally beaten by police officers, led again by senior police officer, Richard Mugwai. The seven were charged with unlawful assembly and released on bail of Ksh. 10,000 each. We are calling for all charges to be dropped, and for Officer Richard Mugwai to be removed from his post pending prosecution.