Family seeks compensation for Police killing of daughter
12 February 2016, 22:04
Nairobi - The High Court in Mombasa has adjourned the
sentencing of two police officers found guilty of killing a 14 year-old
Kwale girl to Monday.
Capital News reports that Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Alexander
Muteti filed an application to have the family of the slain girl, Kwekwe
Mwandaza compensated by the two officers.
Inspector Veronica Gitahi and Constable Issa Mzee were found guilty
of manslaughter for misusing their firearms when they conducted a
botched operation in August 2014.
Muteti said the two officers must be held accountable for the death
of the girl hence the need for the family to be compensated for the
losses they suffered.
Family lawyer Haroun Ndubi has sought compensation for burial
expenses, court proceedings, reburial expenses, transport and
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Ndubi, as quoted by The Star has requested the court to be granted 60 days to enable them compute all the expenses.
However, the lawyer for the officers Jared Magolo opposed the
application saying the family of the officers too will suffer when the
two are jailed.
Magolo says the officers were dedicated public servants and first offenders.
Judge Martin Muya will make the ruling on Monday.
Human right groups and the family say they expect a fair sentence in the case that has attracted public attention.
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