Killed Kenyan lawyer, Willie Kimani, named Jurist of the Year 2016

December 12, 2016

 

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Willie Kimani, the Kenyan human rights lawyer who was murdered this year [https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2016/07/03/body-of-disappeared-human-rights-lawyer-kimani-client-found-kenya-impunity/], was honoured with an award for his bravery in defending the poor and oppressed in Kenya. While receiving the award, Kimani’s widow Hannah Kimani said she had never imagined that his standing up for justice would eventually amount to his death. “No amount of words can explain who Willy was. He was one of a kind… with this award, it shows that his work was not in vain,” she said.
Executive Director Samwel Mohochi of the Kenyan chapter of the International Commission of Jurists said “We give it to him as recognition for the ultimate price he paid in performing his work as human rights defender and as a reminder to the risks that face all other human rights defenders”…“This will renew our commitment to all human rights defenders. It is an appreciation of the work he did”.

Source: Slain lawyer Willie Kimani honoured with yearly title

https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2016/12/murdered-lawyer-willie-kimani-named-jurist-of-the-year/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/case-history-willie-kimani

One Response to “Killed Kenyan lawyer, Willie Kimani, named Jurist of the Year 2016”


  1. We think of him every day. No justice on his case. He was a real and humble activist taking enormous risks. The police are ruthless here and what makes matters so terribly tragic is that the air is infested with impunity and entitlement among government officials due to the very top that is president kenyatta and his cronies. Am glad the award honours Willie. His family do appreciate and it eases the pain.


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