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A Kenyan courtroom has sentenced 4 police officers to jail for manslaughter over the death of the son of a British aristocrat whose household has been combating for justice for 9 years.

Alexander Monson was discovered lifeless in a police cell within the Indian Ocean seaside resort of Diani in Might 2012 after being arrested for allegedly smoking hashish, recognized regionally as bhang, exterior a bar.

His household maintained that Monson, the 28-year-old son of Lord Monson, was overwhelmed to death in a jail cell whereas police claimed he died of a drug overdose.

On Monday, the decide Eric Ogola dominated that the 4 officers have been responsible of manslaughter after Monson was “tortured” and sentenced them to phrases of between 9 and 15 years.

“The courtroom has established that he was tortured throughout the police compound earlier than he was returned to the cell at about 5am,” Ogola stated, delivering the decision on the excessive courtroom in Mombasa.

The decide stated the officers have been conscious of Monson’s situation however didn’t take him to hospital in time for remedy.

The high-profile case shone a highlight on police brutality within the east African county, the place such instances are rife.

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