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Idriss Mukhtar shooting: Suspect alleges torture in police cells

A suspect implicated in the shooting of former Garissa County’s Finance minister Idriss Mukhtar has alleged torture in police cells.

Mr Mohamud Hussein Aden, was brought to court on Tuesday morning following an application by his family.

Mr Aden was brought before High Court Deputy Registrar Faith Muguongo and immediately asked the court to be allowed to seek medical attention.

Covering his face with a jacket, for protection, the suspect through lawyer Cliff Ombeta claimed that he was maltreated in cells.

According to Mr Ombeta, his client was tortured so that he could sign alleged confession into alleged shooting of Mr Mukhtar.

But Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Catherine Mwaniki dismissed the claims, saying the suspect was held at Gigiri Police Station.

She said the prosecution was granted 15 days to complete investigations by a magistrate court and Mr Aden, together with Juliet Njoki, were to remain in custody.

The court directed that Aden be treated at Kenyatta National Hospital and a report filed in court on September 6, when the case will be heard. A family doctor will also examine him.

Daily Nation

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