Executed: Extrajudicial Killings in Nairobi

Project Overview
19-year-old Brian was shot in broad daylight in Kayole, a poor neighbourhood in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Kenyan police have been waging an underground anti-crime war by killing suspected criminals. The death toll in 2017 is said to top 3,000.
A film by: Melanie Cura Daball
Senior Producer: Hans Pfeifer
Executive Producer: Katharina Kroll
Production Company: Deutsche Welle (DW)
Short Documentary
Director & Producer
Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
Crime is rife, prisons are full and the lives of those living in the slum are not worth state resources.

A group within Nairobi's police, commonly known as the "killing squad", have been terrorising the capital's poorest, locals say.

Brian, just 19 years old, was executed alongside three friends in broad daylight in the slum of Kayole, one of the city's most dangerous.

He used to be involved in crime to make ends meet, his friends and family say, but he was reformed.

He wasn't arrested, he wasn't granted a trial, but shot in back of his head.

And his story is not an isolated case but part of the city's systemic police brutality, whistleblowers, former gang members and experts confirm.