Court sum­mons Kamiti Prison boss to ex­plain in­jec­tion of ter­ror sus­pect

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern -

A Nairobi court has sum­moned the of­fi­cer in charge of Kamiti Prison to ap­pear be­fore it and ex­plain why a sus­pect in the Garissa Univer­sity Col­lege ter­ror at­tack was in­jected, de­spite not be­ing sick.

Mil­i­mani chief mag­is­trate Daniel Ogembo is­sued the or­ders, fol­low­ing com­plaints by de­fence lawyer Chacha Mwita, rep­re­sent­ing Tan­za­nian Rashid Charles Mbere­sero, that the ac­cused was sub­jected to an in­jec­tion on July 12, with­out any ex­pla­na­tion.

“Since my client was in­jected with the un­known sub­stance, he has been hav­ing headaches,” Mwita said.

He com­plained af­ter the pros­e­cu­tion, led by se­nior state coun­sel Ed­die Kad­debe, tabled a med­i­cal let­ter from the Kamiti clinic, in­di­cat­ing Rashid is men­tally ill and in­stead, should be re­ferred to the Mathare Men­tal Hospi­tal for assess­ment. Ogembo di­rected a de­tailed health re­port be tabled on Oc­to­ber 3.

/REUTERS

Rashid Charles Mbere­sero in the dock at the Mil­i­mani law courts on June 4, last year

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