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Kenya: Calls for Justice Heard as Human Rights Lawyer Buried

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Four police officers are facing murder charges in connection with three deaths.

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, drivers sit in queues of traffic on a highway in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Taxi operators in Kenya want the government to stop operations of ride sharing app Uber, which has risen in popularity because of its cheaper fares, and Kenya police say they have launched investigations into allegations of attacks on Uber drivers. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Slain Kenyan human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and a taxi driver have been buried in their hometowns amid calls for top officials to resign over police-linked extra-judicial killings.

Kimani was buried Saturday in his hometown Kabete, while driver Joseph Muiruri was buried in Kinangop in central Kenya.

They were among three men believed to have been killed by police, whose bodies were pulled out of a river just over a week ago. They were abducted on June 23.

The third man, Josephat Mwenda, had sought Kimani's help in pursuing charges against a police officer for shooting him.

Four police officers are facing murder charges in connection with the three deaths.

Isaac Okero, the chairman of Kenya's bar association, has called for the resignation of Kenya's interior minister and police chief.

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