KAMITI PRISON BOSS SUMMONED AFTER TERROR SUSPECT IS BEATEN SENSELESSLY.

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Salim Muhammed alias Osama who claimed he was assaulted and tortured inside Kamiti prison before a Nairobi Court on Thursday August 17,2017.

Salim Muhammed alias Osama who claimed he was assaulted and tortured inside Kamiti prison before a Nairobi Court on Thursday August 17,2017.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Kamiti Maximum Prison officer in charge must appear in court to give reasons why a terror suspect was assaulted and tortured in the confinement.

A Nairobi court issued the summons following complaints by the suspect Salim Muhammed alias Osama whose case is pending conclusion.

Osama is a Morocco national.

Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi issued the summons after Osama appeared in court while heavily bandaged on the head and his left arm.

Lawyer Hassan Nandwa for the suspect asked the court to issue summons for the facility boss saying that his client was allegedly attacked at the prison by the warders when he went to rescue a fellow inmate who was being ‘disciplined’ by the warders before they called for reinforcements.

The counsel also informed the court that the suspect has also been held under in-humane and degrading conditions where he is forced to sleep without blankets and on a cold cement floor.

“We fear that if this treatment continues, he may succumb to the difficult circumstances in prison,” the lawyer informed the court.

Nandwa conversely asked the court to halt such treatment and suffering subjected to the suspect.

“The facility boss should explain why such violation of human rights should be meted on my client,” he said.

A state prosecutor said he could see bandages on the head and left arm but  could not tell under what circumstances the injuries were inflicted.

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