Muslims for Human Right-MUHURI has reiterated its push for justice for the late Caleb Espino Otieno.
Preliminary results of the autopsy report revealed that Otieno suffered multiple injuries, a sign that he was physically tortured.
MUHURI hard-pressed for an autopsy of the Mikindani tout who allegedly died under Changamwe police custody.
Espino, 40, died on September 18 following his arrest while drinking with friends.
Four pathologists led by Doctor Johansen Oduor said Espino died of multiple injuries.
On Thursday at the Coast general hospital morgue when the family was taking Espino’s body for burial in Kakamega County, MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma said that the human rights lobby will explore all avenues in ensuring justice prevails.
He said that MUHURI was determined to end cruel acts from the police service reiterating that police are mandated to protect the lives and property of Kenyans as well as uphold the rule of law.
“In this particular case we will not relent until that individual Police officer who killed Espino is charged before court,” said Auma.
He said that police tried to cover up the incident.
“We will not be threatened, we are here to defend human rights, no one is above the law and we are not targeting the entire police force,” noted Auma.
Otieno was reportedly assaulted and pushed, hitting his head on metal bar while handcuffed from the back, a scuffle that according to a witness happened inside Changamwe police station.
Police have so far denied killing Otieno saying he was unconscious and taken to Coast Provincial referral hospital where he died.
Independent Medical Legal Unit-IMLU pathologist Emilly Adhiambo however said Espino’s injuries were mainly on skin, head and upper spinal cord.
Adhiambo said he suffered severe internal bleeding before he died.
“There was a fractured rib with bleeding into both lungs and a tear within one of the lungs,” Adhiambo said after autopsy two weeks ago.