The report found that at least 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured by police during the protests.
“We are calling on Kenyans to come out and light candles and lay flowers in remembrance of and respect for the victims,” said Azimio leader Raila Odinga. “We also encourage Kenyans to say prayers and read out the names of the victims.”
The vigils are part of Azimio’s ongoing campaign to hold the police accountable for their actions. The party has also called on the International Criminal Court to investigate the matter.
“We ask Kenyans to pray also that the International Criminal Court takes up the matter based on an expanded list of perpetrators that we intend to furnish with the court with in due course,” said Odinga.
The vigils are scheduled to begin at 6:00 am on Wednesday, July 27. The full list of locations will be released soon.
Protests Against High Taxation
The recent protests were sparked by the government’s decision to increase fuel prices.
The protests have been met with a heavy-handed response from the police, who have used tear gas, water cannons, and live ammunition to disperse protesters.
The police brutality has been condemned by human rights groups and opposition politicians. Odinga has called for the police to be held accountable for their actions.
The International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an international court that investigates and prosecutes individuals accused of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Azimio has called on the ICC to investigate the police brutality in Kenya. The ICC has the jurisdiction to investigate crimes committed in Kenya, and it has previously investigated crimes committed in other African countries, such as Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.