Human rights organisation Haki Africa has appealed to the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) to probe Central police station officers for illegally detaining John Mutinda.
Mutinda the man who last Saturday drove to his death at the Likoni ferry channel is said to have been illegally detained at the Central police station for four days.
Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said despite having severe burns in his body inflicted by his wife according to the reports, police detained Mutinda for four days and later released him without pressing any charges against him.
Mr. Khalid said it is against the provisions of the constitution and human rights for police to have detained an individual for more than 24 hours without presenting them before court of law.
“We want IPOA to probe all the details revealed in one of the local dailies that before meeting his death, Mutinda was burnt by his wife who poured hot water on his body,” noted Mr. Khalid.
The new revelation further indicated that the wife, Ruth Mueni later reported his husband to the Central police officers who arrested and detained an ailing Mutinda for four days only to release him later without any charges.
[Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
Khalid termed the incident as gross violation of human rights urging IPOA to conduct a speedy probe over the matter.
John mutinda, 46 drove into the Indian Ocean on 7th around 4.20 am and despite being flagged off to stop, he ignored and plunged into the Indian Ocean.
His body was retrieved later and the saloon car too.
His mother Musangi Mutinda revealed that his son was going through physical and psychological abuse inflicted by his wife.
The wife Ruth Mueni has since denied the claims.
Haki Africa has vowed to follow up on the matter.