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Man who spent night at police station with dead wife’s casket awarded Ksh. 1.5 Million

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The High Court in Meru has awarded a man who was forced to sleep with his wife’s casket Ksh. 1.5 Million.

Charles Mwenda was last year taken through a gruesome ordeal by the police after police officers arrested him and 31 other mourners while on their way to bury his dead wife.

Justice Edward Muriithi in his ruling stated that the police used excessive force on Mwenda and the other mourners.

Muriithi asked Inspector General Of Police Hillary Mutyambai to pay Mwenda the compensation fee.

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Narrating the ordeal, Mwenda stated that on he at some point was forced to shield his wife’s body under a lorry to avoid it being rained on.

This happened on their way to Kanjai Police Station where they were forced to spend the night.

“We were at the final police barrier at Meru-Tharaka Nithi border at a place called Keeria, where we were stopped by police and forced out of the car. What I saw there was so inhuman, upon a lengthy discussion all my family and friends were forced back to malindi,” Mwenda says.

Mwenda says that he was given this inhumane treatment and threatened to be taken to a 15 day quarantine period if he did not comply with the police.

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