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Kenyan policeman sentenced to death in rare officer conviction

Thursday 14/February/2019 - 05:51 PM
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Kenya's High Court has sentenced a senior policeman to death for the murder of a detainee - one of two cases resulting in rare officer convictions.

In a separate case، five senior police officers were found responsible for the death of a six-month-old baby hit over the head by riot police.

Kenya's police have previously faced accusations of impunity over killings.

Nahashon Mutua received a death sentence for fatally beating detainee Martin Koome with a metal bar in 2013.

Mutua was the officer in charge at a police station in the capital، Nairobi، when Koome was brought in following a domestic fight.

The officer had tried to frame an inmate for the murder but he was convicted in December and sentenced to death on Thursday.


Edited by: Mohamed Emad

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