Activist Nazlin Omar in line for KES 2B govt compensation
05 March 2014, 18:00
Nairobi - Political
activist Nazlin Omar could land KES 2 billion in damages after the state
failed to challenge her claim of political persecution.
Omar is seeking compensation for atrocities she suffered under the retired
President Mwai Kibaki’s era which according to her were purely politically
atrocities I suffered were purely political because of my hardline positions.
They were meant to kill me politically,” Ms Omar said.
alleged that in March 2012, the police raided her home, took everything in
broad daylight and brutally shoved her.
Omar claims that her international reputation was soiled after “some Government
operatives” entered her name in the criminal records without ever charging or
convicting her of any crime.
has sued the state for confiscating all her assets in a police station without
explanations, defamation, malicious arrest, prosecution and harassment.
took my cars, three Range Rovers, although the Kenya Revenue Authority, KRA had
confirmed their ownership to me,” she told Justice Isaac Lenaola.
said that she was ready to pay duty for the three cars lying at the CID
headquarters but even though the court allowed the release of the cars, they
still lie in desolate state.
to Ms Omar the state terminated all charges against her thus giving her
absolute immunity of all charges.
also claimed that certain individuals working in cohort with the police
conspired to kill all her family members and extinct her.
Omar was also arrested, put in solitary confinement for four days in 2009, where
she couldn’t access basic necessities like food or water.
chairperson of the National Muslim Council of Women of Kenya claimed that
certain individuals, from Britain and in Kenya wanted to assassinate her dream
of becoming Kenya’s first in command in 2013.
state, the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Public Prosecution,
DPP failed to appear before Justice Lenaola which consequentially prompted him
to declare that he will deliver a judgment on April 25.
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