DPP should order a murder enquiry
THE CID has handed the DPP their investigation into the death of Alexander Monson in police custody at Diani in May. The CID said there was no evidence of police involvement in his death.
Unfortunately for the police, two pathologists confirmed that Monson died from a brain swelling after being hit by a blunt object. In other words, Monson was murdered in the police station but CID claim they do not know who did it.
The CID report is very detailed on the timeline before Monson was arrested. It is detailed after he was found unconscious. It is very vague on what happened in between. The pathologists discovered bruising to Monson's testicles. The CID report omitted that critical detail that showed he had been beaten up.
The police should not shrug off Monson's death as the unfortunate death of a fun-loving young man. Hundreds of Kenyans die each year at the hands of the police. Unfortunately they don't have rich families like the Monsons who can hire independent pathologists to prove it was murder. The CID report is a cover-up. The DPP should request a murder enquiry. Justice should be pursued, not just for Monson but for all Kenyans who die in police custody.
Quote of the day: "God has always been hard on the poor." - French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat was murdered by Charlotte Corday on July 13, 1793