5 Police Officers Linked To Death Of Man In Custody Freed On Bail
Khalif Abdulahi Sigat, James Muli Koti, Joseph Odhiambo Sirawa, Edward Kongo Onchonga and Nelson Nkanae are linked to the death of Caleb Otieno on on September 18, 2018. Otieno is said to have died hours after he was arrested on suspicion of having illegal alcohol, locally dubbed Chang’aa, at the Mikindani area.
Five police officers charged with the murder of a suspect at Changamwe Police Station in Mombasa have been granted bail of Ksh.800,000.
The five, Khalif Abdulahi Sigat, James Muli Koti, Joseph Odhiambo Sirawa, Edward Kongo Onchonga and Nelson Nkanae are linked to the death of Caleb Otieno on on September 18, 2018.
Otieno Espino was arrested on September 18, 2018, at the Mikindanii area, on suspicion of being in possession of illegal alcohol – Chang’aa and was booked in at the station as “unknown” at around 6 pm.
He later died that night after police allegedly pounced on him with wooden clubs, punched and kicked him.
He was then transferred to the Coast General Hospital the same day at around 9 pm, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Appearing before the court on Tuesday, the five pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder and were given a Ksh.1 million bond each with a surety of the same amount.
The officers have also been directed to report before the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) offices once in two weeks.
The matter will be mentioned on December 15.
They have been in remand since September last year as an initial plea to be released on bail had been denied by the same court.