Two Mombasa based tycoons acquitted ten years ago over the murder of Akasha’s son want Sh1 billion from the government for wrongful, malicious prosecution and imprisonment.
Stojanovic Milan and Dennis Ng’ang’a Waweru say that their businesses, property, reputation and families were also heavily wounded and damaged by their prosecution.
The two were acquitted on February 2, 2007 for a lack of evidence in the murder inquiry of Kamaldin Akasha on the night of March 28, 2002 at a petrol station that belonged to his father Ibrahim Akasha.
They want the government to compensate them for the losses incurred when they were incarcerated.
During their detention, Milan says that he fell sick and had to be admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital where he incurred a Sh1 million bill.
The two say that their prosecution was an afterthought that resulted in them being deprived of their liberty and aimed at protecting the, “true culprits,” behind the murder of Akasha’s son.