A Former OCS Nahashon Mutua has been sentenced to death after he was found guilty of killing a cellmate in 2013.

High court Judge Stella Mutuku on Thursday said the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Mutua who served as OCS Ruaraka killed a suspect Martin Koome while in his custody

Mutuku dismissed Mutua’s defence that the deceased was assaulted in the cells by fellow cellmates.

Judge Mutuku said Mutua misused his authority as an OCS and flouted the Constitution.

He tried to frame Kevin Odhiambo, another inmate at the station, for it. Koome was a miraa trader at Baba Dogo shopping centre in Ruaraka, Nairobi.

Mutua had denied killing Koome in a police cell on December 19, 2013.

He told the court that Koome was beaten up by cellmates for noise making minutes after he was booked.

The judge found the officer with a case to answer after analysing evidence adduced by 18 prosecution witnesses.

He had returned home drunk after the day’s work and is said to have “normal” domestic squabbles with his wife.

The prosecution showed the trial court how Mutua went to great lengths to obstruct justice, even offering an Sh1 million bribe to investigators besides trying to frame Odhiambo.

The case is the first high profile conviction of an officer accused of extrajudicial killing.


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