Nakuru Human Rights Network Director David Kuria Western has weighed in into an incident in which a timber businessman is accused of beating his security guard to death in Molo Sub-county.
The Human rights defender now wants justice for the family that lost their loved one (Onesmus Manyara) in the incident that took place on July 11, 2019.
Addressing media on Monday in his office, Kuria noted that there could be a foul play in the way the matter is being handled owing to the fact that it involves OCS and a prominent businessman.
According to the activist, it is shocking that an eye witness who was also guarding a nearby premise was arrested immediately he went to the station to record a statement.
He wondered why the eye witness was arrested without recording the statement that would help the family get justice.
Kuria is now appealing to the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA), the Attorney General and the DPP to step in and ensure justice for the family that lost their loved one in the incident.
“We sense there is a problem with the file since the key witness in the matter was not allowed to record a statement at Molo Police station,” said the activist.
A Nakuru Court on Monday directed the timber businessman who is accused of beating the security guard to death to take plea on Wednesday.
Through the Deputy Registrar Margaret Kyalo, the court deferred the accused plea after it was known that the trial Judge is away on vacation and is set to be available on Wednesday.
The deceased who was in a critical state died while being driven to the hospital. He
“Plea is hereby deferred. The accused is to appear to the trial judge on Wednesday for directions,” directed Kyalo as quoted by the Standard.
The businessman Benson Muchiri in the company of his friends allegedly beat his watchman to near death at his timber yard for stealing the battery of one of the vehicles parked at the yard.
The deceased who was in a critical state died while being driven to the hospital.