KENYA: COURT SENTENCES POLICE OFFICER TO DEATH FOR KILLING DETAINEE
February 15, 2019:
A Kenyan court on 14 February 2019 sentenced a former senior police officer to death for killing a detainee in his custody. (Sources: Reuters, 14/02/2019)
Nahashon Mutua, a former senior police officer, was convicted on Dec. 13 of the murder of Martin Koome, who was found dead in a cell at a Nairobi police station where Mutua was in charge back in 2013.
"The evidence against Nahashon Mutua was overwhelming. The deceased suffered a lot of pain when he was assaulted by the officers," High Court Judge Stella Mutuku said in her brief ruling. "This court has no other option but to sentence (him) to death since he is the one who committed the crime."
Mutua has 14 days to appeal against the conviction.