Family of man killed by guards in Mombasa demands justice

January 19, 2018 11:09 am
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Wokabi was beaten after he allegedly relieved himself at the centre and succumbed to multiple head and neck injuries while undergoing treatment/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 19 – Relatives and friends of a banker who was clobbered to death by guards in Nyali held protests Friday in Mombasa demanding justice for the deceased.

They held a procession from the Aga Khan Hospital mortuary to Nyali Centre where they demanded for speedy investigations and prosecution of five night guards.

They issued a two-day ultimatum to the Nyali Centre management to kick out Solvit Security firm blamed for the brutal murder on their premises.

Family spokesman John Njoroge urged the government to intervene to ensure those responsible for the murder of David Wokabi are prosecuted.

Wokabi was beaten after he allegedly relieved himself at the centre and succumbed to multiple head and neck injuries while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Wokabi, an employee of Stanbic Bank, Nyali branch, died a week later while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

He was attacked at around 3am on January 7 by the security guards who were manning the centre.

CCTV footage shows at least five Solvit Security firm guards beating him and leaving him unconscious at the gate at around 3am.

A woman rushed Wokabi, 34, to Jocham Hospital where his wounds were dressed.

CCTV footage shows at least five Solvit Security firm guards beating Wokabi and leaving him unconscious at the gate at around 3am/CFM

An autopsy report obtained by the family indicates the man suffered damage to his skull and that he had cuts in the neck.

Mombasa County Commander Johnstone Ipara said two guards are in police custody while three others are on the run.

The two will be charged with murder.

Wokabi’s widow Grace Wokabi urged police to conduct thorough investigations.

The two have two children with the eldest being five years old.

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