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Government forced to pay 5 million to Kayole man for wrongful arrest

A court has ordered the government to compensate a man after the police wrongly arrested him in 2015. The man, who lives in Kayole will receive ksh 4.5 million shillings as compensation. Additionally, for punitive damages resulting from the wrongful arrest and prosecution, he will get ksh 500,000.

James Makau, a High Court judge, passed this ruling on Friday the 5th of July 2020. According to him, the government, through the cops from the DPP’s office, went against Anthony Murimi’s rights. He further condemned how the officers opened robbery with violence charges against Anthony, yet they did not have sufficient evidence.

“I find that it is not properly right in a civilized society like ours to close our eyes, ears and mouths when police officers arrest and charge innocent Kenyan youth and have them taken through an unnecessary criminal trial like in the instance case,” noted the judge.

Kenya is a democratic country.

He condemned how the police stage-managed Anthony’s case. Justice Makau further stressed that this was wrong, seeing that Kenya is a democratic country. According to him, authorities should first conduct thorough investigations before charging anyone.

“In my view, any good prosecution must be purposeful and should not be used to stage-manage cases… in a democratic society like ours; no one should be charged without authorities conducting proper investigations,” Justice Makau noted.

The police arrested Anthony on the 22nd of July 2015 as he was going to his place of work. He had an encounter with the cops at Kayole, who later took him in. At the time, he worked at Kamiti Selfridge supermarkets in Donholm as a shop attendant.

According to Anthony, the cops locked him up at the Kayole Police Station. However, they did not tell him why they had brought him in. He was at the station for one week ( between the 22nd of July and the 31st of July 2015). Later on, the police charged him with robbery with violence together with another man.

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