Four Police Officers Linked to Death of Alexander Monson Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Alexander Monson
The four police officers found guilty of killing Alexander Monson [Photo/Courtesy]

Four police officers have been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Alexander Monson.

The son of British aristocrat Lord Nicholas Monson was found dead in a police cell in Diani, Mombasa, in May 2012.

An inquest into his death found that he suffered a blow to the head, inflicted with a blunt object.

Alexander Monson
Alexander Monson in July 2011 [Photo/Courtesy]

The officers are Naftali Chege, Ismael Baraka, Charles Wagombe and John Pamba.

High Court Judge Eric Ogolla ruled on Monday that the four failed to take Alexandar to hospital despite knowing he had undergone torture and needed urgent medical attention.

“I am satisfied that the death of the deceased was caused through unlawful omission on the part of the accused persons for failing to seek medical care for the deceased in good time,” Judge Ogola said.

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The then 28-year-old had been arrested by officers from Diani police station at a nightclub on May 18, 2012.

He was suspected of smoking bhang.

Justice Ogola ruled that there was evidence the drugs were planted on the deceased.

“The drugs were planted on the deceased after his death as a cover-up,” said Judge Ogola, adding that the deceased was in perfect health prior to his arrival at the station and that he was “brutally tortured” while there.

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Chege was sentenced to 15 years in jail, five of which were suspended. Munyiri was sentenced to 12 years, six of which were suspended. Buluma was handed nine years, five of which were suspended, and Pamba was sentenced to 12 years, six of them suspended.

Monson arrived in the country from London on Sunday ahead of the Monday ruling.

His ex-wife and the deceased’s mother, Hillary, still resides in Diani.

“I just feel like after waiting for 10 years, the sentence given to the accused persons isn’t enough for a mother who lost her child in such a brutal manner,” Hillary told journalists after the sentencing.

Alexander was staying with his mother when he died.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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