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Friday, 8 July 2016
Lawyer Willie Kimani's job made him a walking target
Autopsy results showed that the trio had been brutally murdered. Their suspected Killers were arrested, arraigned in court as they await their trial.
The former University of Nairobi graduate was a hardened human rights lawyer and activist- a job that made him a walking target among those whose his life mission was to expose and bring to book.
Kimani was a member of several organisations that sought justice for victims while exposing killer police officers. Kimani who had put his best foot forward was an admired field investigator who gave up his ghost in pursuit of justice.
While studying law at the University of Nairobi (UON) in 2008, Kimani served as a student leader for a short while before joining Women Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP)- an initiative that champions for the rights of women.
32-year-old lawyer Willie Kimani was a father of two working as an investigator for the International Justice Mission. It is an organisation helping those who cannot afford to hire lawyers get justice.
In 2009, the ambitious law student joined the Release Political Prisoners (RPP) as an intern. It was here that his passion for human rights grew. Indeed his former colleagues who spoke to Nation eulogise him as a man who gave his all for justice.