DPP approves murder charges against 5 police officers over death of matatu conductor in custody

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Mohamed Haji
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Mohamed Haji. PHOTO | FILE

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has approved murder charges against five police officers over the death of a matatu conductor while in custody.

The matatu conductor, Caleb Ospin, died at the Changamwe Police Station on September 18, 2018.

According to the DPP, there is sufficient evidence to charge the officers with the crime of murder.

The five, namely; Khalifa Abdillahi Sigat, James Muli, Joseph Sirawa, Edward Kongo and Nelson Nkanae, are said to have been involved in the death.

The  DPP further stated that, to ensure the safety and protection of the deceased’s family, the case will be heard in Nairobi.

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