Four Kenyan police officers are jailed for torturing a young British aristocrat to death in a prison cell (photos)

Four Kenyan police officers are jailed for torturing a young British aristocrat to death in a prison cell (photos)



Four police officers have been jailed after Kenya’s high court found them guilty of the manslaughter of Alexander Monson, a British aristocrat who was found dead in a police cell in the beach town of Diani in 2012.



Monson, who had moved to Kenya in 2008 to live with his mother, had died after suffering a traumatic blow to the head.







An inquest found there had been attempts by police officers to cover up Monson’s treatment prior to his death and threats against witnesses. Police had initially claimed Monson had died of a drugs overdose.



Judge Eric Ogola issued the verdicts in Mombasa on Monday night at the end of a high-profile case that sparked more outrage on police brutality in the east African country. The victim’s mother, Hilary Monson, welcomed the verdicts.



“This should send a strong message to the Kenyan police force to have respect for human life,” she told the court.



The four police officers, Naftali Chege, Charles Wangombe Munyiri, Baraka Buluma and John Pamba, received prison sentences of 48 years in total. They all hung their heads after the verdict was announced, while one cried quietly, Reuters reported.







Chege was sentenced to 15 years in jail, five of which were suspended. Munyiri was sentenced to 12 years, six of which were suspended. Buluma was given nine years, five of which were suspended, and Pamba was sentenced to 12 years, six of them suspended.Latest Post
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