Five KFS officers accused of beating 19-year-old secondary student to death arraigned

Five KFS officers accused of beating 19-year-old secondary student to death arraigned
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Five Kenya Forest Service officers accused of k*****g a 19-year-old form three student on Wednesday appeared at the Eldama Ravine Law Courts.

According to the victim’s family, the officers battered Stephen Mwangi at the Narasha Forest as he attempted to rescue his mother who had been held h*****e by the officers after she was accused of i*****l logging.

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The secondary school student sustained serious i*****es and was rushed to the Eldama Ravine Sub-County Hospital but was later referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH).

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He succ*mbed to his i*****es yesterday while at the facility’s Intensive C*re Unit (ICU).

Local residents who accused the officers of continuous h****sment expressed their disappointment in the officers and held protests.

The officers from the Kenya Forest Service when they appeared before the Eldama Ravine Law Court to answer to murder charges. PHOTO/Screengrab

They decri*d that the teenager did not deserve the harsh punishment from the officers since he was only defending his mother from the rogue officers.

“The mother of the deceased had requested his son to bring him some money the officers had demanded for, but on arriving at the forest, the boy found his mother being h****sed which prompted him to intervene,” one Susan Wacuka, a local resident told a local publication.

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Adding;

“I visited the deceased at Eldama Ravine Hospital and his situation was very bad. Shockingly, he could not speak but was sti*l in handcuffs. How inhuman were the officers for them to beat up that young man to death?”

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