Kamiti Prison head summoned to answer torture charges

Kamiti Prison head summoned to answer torture charges

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A Nairobi court today summoned the officer in charge of Kamiti Maximum Security Prison to appear in court tomorrow and shed light on why prison warders assaulted and tortured Morocco national terror suspect Salim Muhammad alias Osama.

Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi issued the summons after Osama appeared in court while heavily bandaged on the head and his left arm.

Lawyer Hassan Nandwa for the suspect asked the court to issue summons for the facility boss saying that his client was allegedly attacked at the prison by the warders when he went to rescue a fellow inmate who was being ‘disciplined’ by the warders before they called for reinforcements who beat him senselessly.

Nandwa also informed the court that the suspects has since been held under in-humane and degrading conditions where he is forced to sleep without blankets and on a cold cemented floor.

“We fear that if this treatment continues, he may succumb to the difficult circumstances in prison,” the lawyer informed the court.

 Nandwa  asked the court to issue an order that such suffering subjected to the suspect be halted.

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