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Former Kenyan policeman sentenced to demise for homicide

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A Kenyan former policeman was sentenced to demise on Friday for the homicide of a human rights lawyer, his consumer and a taxi driver.

Frederick Leliman and three others had been convicted of finishing up the murders in 2016, in considered one of a sequence of instances of alleged police brutality and extrajudicial killings in Kenya.

Lawyer Willie Kimani was representing a motorbike taxi operator who was suing Leliman for taking pictures him at a site visitors roadblock. Leliman later began threatening and intimidating the person.

The our bodies of Kimani, his consumer Josephat Mwendwa and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri had been found within the Ol-Donyo Sabuk River, within the east of the nation, days after they had been reported lacking.

Proof produced in courtroom confirmed that the three had been kidnapped after a courtroom session on June 22, 2016, had been briefly locked up after which had been taken out and murdered in an open discipline. Their our bodies had been found on July 1.

Leliman was given a demise sentence, whereas former officers Stephen Cheburet and Sylvia Wanjiku obtained sentences of 30 and 24 years, respectively, and police informer Peter Ngugi was jailed for 20 years. A fourth former police officer, Leonard Mwangi, was acquitted.

These sentenced to demise in Kenyan courts serve a life sentence. Kenya’s final execution was in 1987.

The 4 have 14 days to file an enchantment.

The murders triggered a sequence of protests by attorneys and human rights defenders as a result of Kenyan police have previously been accused of brutality and extrajudicial killings however only a few officers have been convicted.