Four Kenyan policemen will stand trial for the murder of a British aristocrat who died in police custody in 2012, a decide dominated this week.
Alex Monson — the 28-year-old son and inheritor to the 12th Baron Monson — was discovered useless in his cell in Diani after being arrested for allegedly possessing hashish.
Police mentioned he died of an overdose — however stories by authorities pathologists mentioned he suffered a traumatic blow to the top. An inquest later mentioned there had been a cover-up and threats to witnesses.
On Monday, Excessive Court docket Choose Erick Ogolla dominated that 4 officers — Naftali Chege, Charles Wangombe Munyiri, Baraka Bulima and John Pamba — should stand trial in Mombasa on murder expenses.
“The accused ought to inform the court docket what occurred because the deceased was arrested in good well being,” Ogolla dominated.
Lord Nicholas Monson instructed The Telegraph that the choice over his son’s death was “definitely a reduction.”
“I feel we’re all exhausted — the method has been so enervating — however we have now to soldier on,” he mentioned. “It’s onerous on all of the household.”
The useless man’s mom, Hilary Monson, was in court docket Monday. “We’re proud of this ruling and we hope on the finish of day justice for my late son will likely be served,” she instructed Reuters.
The trial is due to start on Might 10.
With Put up wires