Four Kenya policemen to be charged in Briton’s murder

Hilary Manson and her husband John Lockhart sit inside the high court in Mombasa. (Reuters)
Updated 28 June 2018

Four Kenya policemen to be charged in Briton’s murder

  • The officers tried to cover up their action by saying Alexander Monson died of a drug overdose
  • The government pathologist said he died of blunt force trauma to the head

Kenya’s director of public prosecutions has ordered the arrest of four police officers for the 2012 killing of a British national in police custody.

Noordin Hajji gave the order Thursday after a magistrate leading an inquest into the death of Alexander Monson, the 28-year-old son of British aristocrat Nicholas Monson, recommended that the officers be charged with murder.

Magistrate Richard Odenyo in the coastal city of Mombasa said the officers tried to cover up their action by saying Alexander Monson died of a drug overdose. But the government pathologist said he died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Police had arrested Monson in the beach resort of Diani for possession of cannabis. 


Suicide attack in Kabul wedding hall kills 63

Updated 3 min 4 sec ago

Suicide attack in Kabul wedding hall kills 63

  • At least 182 civilians have been wounded in the attack
  • The Taliban have condemned the attack and denied any involvement

KABUL: An Afghan official says at least 63 people have been killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a packed wedding hall late Saturday night in Kabul.
Feroz Bashari, a government spokesman, says 182 civilians have been wounded in the attack that took place in western part of the city.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi says the attacker set off explosives among the guests.
The Taliban have condemned the attack and denied any involvement.
Both the Taliban and the local affiliate of the Daesh group have carried out bloody attacks in the capital.