Monson family now opens web page
THE family of the late British aristocrat, Alexander Monson, who died in police custody in Diani in May, has now opened up a website page detailing his life and times. In a unique twist of events, the family has authorised the posting of all online and published news articles, to be updated on the page of Monson.
They have also created several sections where public viewers can post their comments, as they get updates of the incident. The web-page has colourful pictures of Monson when he was alive.
They have contracted George Thwaites from the Clear-wood Communications in London to post the updates and create content on the page, that is titled, Monty’s story.
“This website has been put together as a place for people to celebrate the life of the much loved Alexander Monson and also keep up to date with developments on the case surrounding his death. It is still a mystery as to the exact circumstances of the blunt force trauma and other injuries he sustained while in police custody having been arrested for allegedly smoking bhang (cannabis) in Diani, Kenya. We would like to honor the man we loved whose life was cut so tragically short,” reads a post on the page. Meanwhile human rights activists have joined the family to condemn what they term as slow investigations into the case.
Muslims for Human rights rapid response unit officer, Francis Ouma, criticised the manner in which the case is being handled. “It is now almost over a month and nothing seems to be moving. The police should up their game and tell us exactly what happened, to clear any further doubts,” Auma said.
He feared that delays in the case may lead to disappearance of crucial evidence, that may further jeopardise the case. Monson was said to have been taking drugs when police booked him in at Diani police station, but developed complications thereafter. He was treated at the Palm Beach Hospital.
There have been conflicting reports over the nature of his death, with his father, Nicholas, claiming that his son was tortured to death. He said two postmortems presented to the family attest to that. Speaking to the Star, Thwaites said the website is for public viewing and has ‘interesting content’ which should be exposed.
Among the stories posted is that of the British government putting pressure on investigators, a footage of Monson’s father being interviewed by the BBC, and another piece on claims that police officers allegedly collaborated with prisoners to torture Monson.