Hundreds of Kenyans including human rights activists, lawyers and taxi operators peacefully protested against what they said are pervasive killings linked to police, as a court ordered that three police officers be held for two weeks on charges they murdered three men.

Demonstrators Monday demanded an end to extra judicial executions by police, which they said are common.

Monday's protests were sparked off by the murder of three men, including a human rights lawyer, linked to the three officers.

Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri bodies' were pulled out of a river Friday after being missing since June 23. Kimani was defending Mwenda against several charges human rights activists say were fabricated to cover up that a policeman illegally shot him in April 2015.