A human right organization has lauded the High Court ruling sentencing a police officer accused of maliciously killing a man in Githurai for 15 years. Amnesty International says the sentencing was a victory for the overall fight against extrajudicial executions. In a statement, the Organisation’s Executive Director Houghton Irungu says the arrest, conviction and sentencing on Thursday of Titus Katitu Musila demonstrates that the Police Service, Director of Public Prosecutions, Independent Police Oversight Authority and the Judiciary can work together to bring an end to the illegal killings. He observed that the sentencing comes at a time when there are several allegations against the police and alleged pending cases on extrajudicial executions. Musila was accused of maliciously and intentionally killed a man in Githurai and the case was proved beyond reasonable doubt.
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