The Law Society of Kenya has called for an urgent and thorough investigation into the murder of an advocate Anthony Kabathi who is said to have been killed by unknown assailants during an ambush.
In a press statement released on Tuesday evening, LSK president Eric Theuri said that the society was deeply concerned and distressed over the murder of the advocate.
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Theuri said that Kabathi was killed after he was shot multiple times on his way to Isiolo from Wajir, where he had gone to meet a client.
He argued that the death of the advocate follows a disturbing pattern of lawyers being killed in the line of duty by unknown assailants, a matter he said had become an issue of grave concern to LSK.
Kabathi was killed after he was shot multiple times on his way to Isiolo from Wajir, where he had gone to meet a client.
“He (Kabathi) was immediately rushed to Galaxy Hospital in Isiolo and later transferred to St. Theresa Mission Hospital Kiirua in Meru, where he underwent surgery. Unfortunately, despite the utmost effort shown by the medical team, he succumbed to the injuries,” said Theuri.
“The Law Society of Kenya strongly condemns this brutal act of violence and sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Anthony Kabathi,” he added.
The LSK president called for an urgent and thorough investigation into the matter and asked law enforcement agencies to arrest and charge the perpetrators.
He added that LSK is going to closely follow the progress in the investigations and will give such necessary support to relevant authorities as may be required in realizing justice.
“The society stands in solidarity with them during this extremely difficult time. The Law Society of Kenya calls for an urgent and thorough investigation into the matter.
“We implore law enforcement agencies to leave no stone unturned in identifying and bringing the perpetrators of this heinous crime to book,” Theuri said.