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Purple Ribbon Campaign June 23 - June 30,2017

21 June, 2017 08:24 AM Nairobi Karani

The Law Society of Kenya has noted with great concern the continued trend of police harassment, intimidation and extra-judicial killings in the country. There have been reported cases of breach of fundamental rights against members of the public which in some cases has culminated in extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances. This threatens the rule of law, the dispensation of justice and the protection of rights of Kenyans guaranteed in the 2010 Kenya Constitution.

The LSK Council wishes to notify members of the Commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of the Tragic Killings of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwendwa and Joseph Muiruri by the observation of a nationwide PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN WEEK.

The campaign, slated for 23rd – 30th June, 2017, shall incorporate the activities listed below organized by the LSK Purple Ribbon Campaign Week Organizing Committee chaired by Mr. Stephen Ongaro, Advocate. The activities shall be coordinated at the LSK Branch level and members are requested to contact the branch leadership for further details. Let us all come out in large numbers, donning our purple ribbons throughout the PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN WEEK as we remember our fallen heroes.

Donning of Purple Ribbon - Whole Week

Media Campaign - TV and Radio stations throughout the country - Whole Week

In collaboration with the Judiciary, observe a moment of silence in memory of the departed victims of extra judicial killings before start of the day’s court session in all Court Stations throughout the country - Friday 23rd June 2017

Mass at various places of worship to be identified by the branch leadership.

Nairobi Consolata Shrine at 9.00am - 11.00am followed by a public dialogue and memorial vigil at Uhuru Park (Central Park) organized by IJM at 12.00pm - 8.00pm - Friday 23rd June

Unveiling of the “Serenity Corner” at the Law Society of Kenya Gardens at 4.00pm established in memory of Willie Kimani and victims of extra judicial killings -Tuesday 27th June


Symposium - Theme “Redress and Reparations: Making the Law Count for Survivors of Tourture”

Commemorating International Day against Torture organized by Independent Medico Legal Unit(IMLU)

Venue –Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi at 8.00am - 4.00pm.

N/B: Limited space available on first come first serve basis. Those interested in attending to confirm by sending an email to Natasha through on or before Thursday 22nd June 2017.

Hold Public Inquiry (Open Days) on Extra Judicial Killings - Tue 27 - Thur 29th June


  1. Branch leadership to identify venues
  2. Nairobi Venue will be at the LSK Secretariat.

Peaceful marches to be held simultaneously throughout the Country starting from 10.30am - Friday 30th June

Peaceful March in Nairobi:

From Milimani Law Courts - Ngong Road - Kenyatta Avenue - Supreme Court (City Hall Way) – Vigilance House.

  1. Members assemble at 10.30am at Milimani Law Courts Grounds.
  2. Public address by the LSK, President Mr. Isaac E. N. Okero
  3. Procession march with Band at 11.00am.
  4. Supreme Court at 12.00 noon: Unveiling of the memorial scroll for advocates who died violently for being true to their Oath.
  5. Walk to the office of the Inspector General of Police at 12.45pm.
  6. Presentation of the Memorandum on Continued Extra - Judicial Killings in the Country - to the Inspector General of Police – at 12.50pm.
  7. Members and public disperse- at 1.20pm.

Memorial Mass At Ol Donyo Sabuk River bank & laying of writhes Thika LSK Branch leadership in Liaison with IJM team - Friday 30th June

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