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Bereaved family alleges cops demanded bribe

15 March 2016, 13:14

Nairobi – It is alleged that the police who detained a woman for nine hours at Mariguini AP camp in South B demanded Sh5 000 bribe from her family for their daughter's release, reports The Star.

Also read: Driver commits suicide after surviving road accident.

Mercy Nanjala’s sister, Philis said she received a phone call from one of the night officers.

“I went at around 8pm and he told me to give Sh5,000 if I wanted my sister released and insisted she was a thief,” Philis reported.

The deceased had been detained for stealing her friend’s mobile phone despite having handed the phone over to the police.

The complainant who was also her friend, Emily Wasike stated that she did not wish to press charges since she got her phone back.

Whilst in police custody, Mercy fell ill and later died.

Police claimed she suffered from an epileptic attack, claims her mother dismissed she had been raped and murdered at the station.

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