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IPOA says six Kwale police officers suspects in murder case

By Kelvin Karani | Published Sun, January 14th 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 13th 2018 at 21:08 GMT +3
Aristocrat Alexander Monson murder has remain unsolved for more than five years [Courtesy]

Six police officers who handled British aristocrat Alexander Monson from the time of his arrest to when he died are prime suspects in his death, a Mombasa inquest heard.

Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) Director for Investigation Jeremiah Arodi told Senior Principal Magistrate Richard Odenyo its investigations concluded that the young British aristocrat died from blunt force on the head on May 19 2012. 

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The chain of events leading to his death have remained hazy more than five years on.

IPOA said former Kwale Tourist Police boss Chief Inspector Charles Muchiri and Sergeant Naftali Chege and other four officers are suspects in the mysterious death of Alexander whom police initially claimed had died from a drug overdose.

Arodi who was being cross examined by Monson family’s lawyer AB Olaba  said: “These officers still remain suspects in the murder of Alexander Monson, that is why we requested for an inquest into the mysterious death.”

Alexander’s close friend  Enrico Madella Amadei told the court police refused to release Alexander on cash bail.