Detectives Arrest Two Prisons Officers Over The Death of an Inmate in Naivasha Jail

Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested two prisons officers over an inmate’s death.

This follows the completion of an inquest into the death of Simon Nduro Gitahi in Naivasha Prison.

The arrested officers are Sergeant Dennis Wandati Masibo and Constable Obadiah Meriti Lansika alias Masai, both from Naivasha Maximum Security Prison.

The two will be charged with the murder of the convict contrary to Section 203 as read with Section 204 of the Penal Code.

Both are in custody pending arraignment.

In June, last year (2019), Naivasha GK Prison, which houses more than 2,000 inmates, came under the spotlight after the inmate. who was serving a life sentence, died in unclear circumstances.

The victim’s family accused prison warders of beating their son to death and trying to cover up the matter.

But the prison management claimed that he was asthmatic, a claim the family has denied.

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