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Former Nairobi police boss denies murder charge

Former Ruaraka OCS accused of torturing a suspect to death has pleaded not guilty of the charges.

Chief Inspector Nahashon Mutua, who currently serves at Machakos, was charged with the offense of murdering Mr Martin Koome before High Court judge Jessi Lesiit. His application to be released on bond will be heard Thursday.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko approved the charge against Mr Mutua following investigations by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa).

SERIOUS INJURIES

Investigators found out that Mr Martin Koome was beaten at Ruaraka Police Station, sustaining serious injuries that led to his death.

According to Ipoa findings, Koome was hit several times with a rod and his head immersed in water at Ruaraka Police Station after which he was locked up in the cells overnight despite his injuries.

The report further says that Mr Manyara was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital the following day where he died.