Three police officers charged with murder of British Aristocrat’s son

(Left to right Naftali Chege, Charles Wagombe and Ismael Baraka when they appeared before a Mombasa court. They have been accused of killing British Aristocrat Alexander Monson. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Three police officers were on Thursday charged in a Mombasa Court for allegedly killing British Aristocrat’s son Alexander Monson.

Naftali Chege, Charles Wagombe and Ismael Baraka pleaded not guilty to the murder charges before Justice Erick Ogola.

Court heard that three officers jointly with others not before the court murdered Alexander Monson on 19th May 2012 at Diani in Kwale County.

Mr.Ogola directed Chege and Baraka to be detained at Shimo la Tewa pending bond ruling scheduled on 19th July 2018.

Mr.Wagombe was released on a free bond after his lawyer Pascal Nabwana produced medical evidence showing that he was receiving treatment every week at Kenyatta National Hospital.

This is after Principal Prosecuting Counsel Jami Yamina opposed the suspects to be released on bond claiming that they may interfere with the witnesses and evidence to be used by the prosecution.

Court also issued a warrant of arrest for the fourth suspect police constable John Pamba.

Pamba who was to be charged with the other police officers failed to appear in court despite court sermons.

Three were charged following an inquest ruling that Mr.Monson died due to head trauma and not drugs as an alleged police officer.