Kenya: ‘Killed’ Briton’s father demands prosecution of police
Friday, 01. June 2012, 18:40
The father of Alexander Monson, a Briton who died in mysterious circumstances at the Coast about two weeks ago, has demanded the prosecution of police officers over his son's death.
However, Tourism minister Dan Mwazo, who met Baron
Nicholas John Monson on Monday, called for patience as the police probe cause
of the death.
Mwazo had visited Monson at the Swahili Beach Hotel where
he is residing to console and assure him that the government will arrest and
prosecute those responsible for his son's death.
"I am I to interpret your expression of sorrow that
the official line that my son died of a drug overdose has been completely
gotten rid of and that you accept that he died of a brain hemorrhage?"
Monson, however, accused the government of treating the
matter lightly. He said the slow pace of investigations has given those
responsible for his son's death to cover up their tracks by tampering with
"This does not give confidence to people who wish to
come out to Kenya because they are scared now. Have you seen the press reports
around the world?" Monson posed.
But Mwazo said the incident should not cast Kenya as an
unsafe place for tourists. He said the police reforms in Kenya will ensure that
such incidences are never witnessed in the country.
Monson claimed that Alexander, who was cremated on Monday,
was beaten, kicked in the testicles, and left unconscious for 45 minutes behind
the police counter.
"We had family friends who had to plead with the
police to take him to hospital. When they took him to hospital, they still
insisted that this unconscious man be handcuffed to the bed," he said. He
vowed to follow up the matter until justice is done.
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