Media report reveals how much Kenyan police makes for contract assassinations

The report was assembled by Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crimes (GI-TOC).

Media report reveals how much Kenyan police makes for contract assassinations

A report has revealed the amount of money paid to Kenyan contracted hitmen, which mostly consist of rogue police officers, per assassination contract.

According to a media source, the report named ‘Targeted Killings in Eastern and Southern Africa which was released at the end of September 2021, quoted that the hitmen are paid an amount between Ksh92,800 and Ksh371,000 per assignment.

The report was assembled by Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crimes (GI-TOC). It was also mentioned in the report that of all the murder attempts that take place in Kenya, 71 percent resulted in deaths.

It was stated in the review that among all the class of assassins, the corrupt law enforcement officers were considered the most menacing.

In addition to this, politicians and businessmen are considered the easiest targets in Kenya in the muder attempts considering the ‘cutthroat political seasons’ and ‘business fields.’

The report also highlighted the same situation in Mozambique and South Africa. It said that the in South Africa, more than 85% of assassination attempts resulted in deaths. On the other hand, the percentage of deaths in Mozambique was 70%.

In all the three mentioned countries, ‘politically motivated’ killings are evident and also compromise a significant portion of the attacks. These killings are related to the abuse of power.

The report further stated that organized crime hits were also seen in the country and this was linked to silencing the whitnesses.

Other than this, the report read that the crime rates have been disturbingly high in 17 years, from 2000 to 2017. However, the percentage of crimes slowed down in COVID-19 pandemic due to the lockdown.

The report also backed its claims by mentioning the cases of former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IBEC) official and directors from the Kahiu Mwiri famers.

In Kenya, the highest hits were recorded in Nairobi County between the years 2015 to 2020.

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