Court adjourns British aristocrat Alexander Monson’s inquest

A file photo of the late 28 year old Alexander Monson. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa,KENYA:An inquest to establish the death of a British aristocrat Alexander Monson was again adjourned after 13 witnesses testified in a Mombasa court.
Alexander died on 19th May 2012 at the Palm Beach hospital in Diani Kwale County after he fell sick while in detention at Diani police station for allegedly being in possession of narcotic drugs.

But police have alleged that the son of the 12th Baron Monson died in Kenya due to his intoxication history.
Mr.Alexander was arrested on the night of 18th May 2012, for allegedly being in possession of a battle of hydrochloride injection, a piece of a smoked roll of marijuana,3 tablets of valium, a tablet of tadalafila and a packet of Gizer rizler.

The family of the deceased has alleged that Mr.Alexander was murdered by police officers after he was detained at Diani police station.

A witness who was among the 19 inmates on the eve of the death of Monson said the deceased was booked into the police station at about 10:00 PM.

He further said that Monsoon was the last person on the list during role call and he did not respond when his name was called out by the police officer who was on duty at the time.

The court also heard that Mr.Alexander did not eat breakfast in the morning since he was unwell.
The witness further refuted claims that police officers helped carry him from the cell instead saying that it was his fellow inmates who carried him.

The case will be mentioned on the 7th December 2017 before the date of hearing set.
Prosecution council Lilian Fundi told court that there are only 8 witnesses remaining before they close the inquest.