Mombasa: 6 police officers charged with murder

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On Tue, 24 Jan, 2023 14:59 | < 1 min read
Officers arraigned in court
Court gavel. PHOTO/Courtesy

Six police officers drawn from the Likoni police station will be arraigned before the Mombasa High Court to face murder charges.

The six are accused of killing one Hamisi Juma after they allegedly roughed him up for flouting curfew rules in March 2020.

At the time of the incident, Juma was returning home from a nearby hospital where he had rushed his pregnant wife after she developed labour pains.

The six have been arrested following conclusions of investigations by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA).

The authority later forwarded the file on recommendations to charge the six to the Director of public prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Hajji who directed that the six are charged with murder.

According to investigations, the six were linked to Juma's murder after he succumbed to injuries sustained from the beatings he received from the officers on the stipulated day.

"The deceased had arrived home at around 7 pm in the evening while in pain. He informed his family that he had been beaten by police officers, and also complained of pain and breathing difficulties. He later succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment at Coast General referral hospital," part of the IPOA report reads in parts.

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