Kenya rights group: police "responsible for half" postelection killings

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A human rights organization has told
an investigatory committee Kenyan police killed nearly half
the people who died in postelection violence earlier this

The Independent Medical Legal Unit said 80 post-mortems
conducted randomly in mortuaries around the country showed
that 43 per cent of the victims had died of bullet wounds
while the rest had been burned, wounded with machetes or

Almost all the police were armed with guns but few, if
any, protesters were seen with them. The police deny using
excessive force.

Testifying to the five-member Commission of Inquiry, the
rights organization's program manager, Joan Nyanyuki, said
the research represented the causes of death around the

Over 1,000 people were killed, another 600,000 were
displaced, and over 40,000 buildings were burnt when tribal
fighting erupted following accusations by the opposition
that the ruling party rigged December's presidential