Three Kenyan police officers and their retired colleague were sentenced to a total of 48 years in prison after they were found guilty of manslaughter.
The police officers were accused of killing Alexander Monson, the son of the British aristocrat have Lord Nicholas Monson. Judge Eric Ogola sentenced Mr Naftali Chege to 15 years, Mr Charles Wang’ombe to 12 years, Ismael Baraka to nine years and John Pamba to 12 years.
All of the defendants were given suspended sentences of between five and six years condemned. In his ruling, Judge Ogola said that a prison sentence would send a message that the character of the police officers must be changed.
Jurisdiction Ogola said circumstantial evidence showed that the deceased was tortured and that the four police officers were the officers took no action to help him.
As a relief, officials said they repented of their actions and asked the court to grant them an unrestricted term.
However, had the public prosecutor asked the court to detain the accused for 25 years because pre-trial detention was required Determination of the cause of death of Mr. Alexander Monson.
Mr. Muteti said in his concluding remarks that the defendants were the only people who could clarify the situation about how the deceased might have sustained injuries that resulted in his death and their failure to do so would leave the evidence watertight.
Mr. Muteti also urged Judge Eric Ogola to come to terms with the credibility and credibility of the defendants and dealing with conflicting evidence touching the subject of drug product seizures.
“That would suggest that supposedly the genesis of said evidence is being assessed for the recovery that is at the center the arrest or the preferred theory, “said Mr. Muteti in his submissions.
Mr. Muteti continued to urge the court to determine whether the accused had fulfilled his legal obligation to treat the deceased as a suspect.
“The circumstantial evidence and forensic evidence that has been used confirm the cause of death. It was her duty to find out who caused the injuries. On behalf of the third defendant, there was no evidence to suggest that he caused them. “Mr Magolo told the court.
He further a argued that the guilty person had no evidence of who caused the injuries of the deceased remains unknown.
Mr Magolo said investigators abandoned the deceased’s family as there was evidence that there was a bouncer at a club where the deceased was in front of him Arrest called the police.
“There must have been something, but the investigators didn’t call the bouncer, at the time of the arrest, reinforcement was called, it (reinforcement) will be called unless it is serious incident before confrontation, “said Magolo, adding that investigators could not find out what happened on the spot.
Another lawyer Wangalwa Oundo said the prosecutor’s theory that the deceased was between 3 and 6 o’clock in the morning Ve Any violations inflicted cannot have progressed.
Attorney Daniel Wamotsa also stated that a preliminary investigation that led to the arrest and prosecution of the accused cannot be used to determine his guilt.
< p> “It was not a trial, but an investigation, I urge you not to look at the evidence,” said Mr. Wa motsa.
According to the indictment, the accused did not murder Alexander Monson with others in court on May 19, 2012 at the Diani location, Msambweni constituency, Kwale district.
The public prosecutor’s office had set up 32 witnesses who testified against the three police officers and the retired colleague.