- Kamau is not a stranger to being in police custody, given his sustained protests against various issues bordering social injustice in the country
- Bonface Mwangi called on the Inspector General of Police, Japhet Koome, to ensure Kamau’s phone, which was confiscated during the arrest, is returned.
A Human Rights activist Julius Kamau has been set free by the court.
The activist was arrested on Wednesday during Azimio coalition anti-government protests and booked at Nairobi Area central police station before he was produced in court yesterday.
According to the prosecution , activist had chained himself and police are yet to establish his motive before they prefer criminal charge.
The prosecution told trial magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi that they have no charge sheet or charges against the suspect and he should be forthwith set free.
Bonface Mwangi thanks Kenyans
His lawyer Vincent Lempaa told the court that his client was assaulted by arresting officers and the court hard directed that he be taken to the hospital which has not been complied with.
The court was told Kamau has been a victim of police brutally dating to the year 2007.
In August 2022 the Activist was ejected from Supreme Court for causing disturbance.
In a tweet today, seasoned Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi revealed that all the charges against Kamau had been dropped. He however claimed that Kamau underwent torture while in police custody.
“Julius Kamau is free. The fake charges were dropped. He was tortured by the police while in custody. The officers who arrested him also confiscated his phone. We hope Inspector of Police.Will ensure it’s returned. Thank you for raising your voices on his behalf. He appreciates your support,”he tweeted.
By Rodgers Oduor