Police accused of killing man in cell to face trial


Police accused of killing man in cell to face trial
Former Ruaraka Police Station boss Nahashon Mutua
Former Ruaraka Police Station boss Nahashon Mutua who is accused of killing a suspect inside a police station has a case to answer, the court ruled on Thursday, December 7.
The court ruled that the prosecution had proved its case against the former chief inspector and put the accused in his defense. The defense hearing was set for March 13, 2018.
Mr. Mutua is accused of beating up Martin Koome on the night of December 19, 2013 causing his death. Koome died aged 36 on December 20, 2013 while undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The deceased was allegedly hit several times with a rod and his head immersed in water. He was locked up in the cell, even after sustaining serious injuries.

After investigations, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority recommended that Mr. Mutua be arrested and charged with murder. The DPP concurred with IPOA and directed prosecution.

Witnesses told Justice Stella Mutuku that before Koome was taken to hospital, he had been beaten by then OCS, Mutua. Most of the witnesses who testified were in the cell on the fateful night.

 

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