Family seeks justice for kin who allegedly died at Changamwe police station

Changamwe Police station.

Mombasa, KENYA:A family in Mombasa is seeking justice for the kin, a 40-year-old man who is alleged to have died while in detention at the Changamwe police station on 18th September 2018.

Caleb  Ospino was held at the police station after being arrested in Mikindani on allegations of drinking illicit liquor.

Police have claimed that Ospino died from alcohol intoxication.

However, four government pathologists on Tuesday concluded that  Ospino’s death was due to multiple injuries from the head, chest and soft tissue injuries on the skin

‘What we found and what we have completed as the cause of the death is multiple injuries ‘ Emily  Adhiambo a pathologist who was representing human rights organization the Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) told journalists at the Coast Provincial General Hospital.

His autopsy report was released after  a five-hour postmortem which was conducted by the government pathologists led by Johansen Odour in the presence of his family members and IPOA.

The report differed with the statement made earlier by Changamwe OCPD Peter Omanwa .

Omanwa alleged that the suspect collapsed while in their custody and died when he was being rushed to The Coast Provincial General Hospital.

He further claimed that the suspect might have died due to drunkenness.

Odour said that the report was handed to IPOA in order to investigate and take action against the culprits.