Ex-AP Officer Gregory Wabwire Jailed for Cracking Hawker's Skull
Former Administration Police Officer Gregory Wabwire was, on Thursday, sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a Nairobi hawker.
On January 31, the officer was found guilty of causing grievous harm on the hawker, Dominic Munywoki, after he repeatedly beat him on the head with a metal bar.
In his ruling, however, Makadara Law Court Senior Principal Magistrate Angelo Kithinji offered the convict an option of paying a fine of Ksh100,000.
The officer had been arrested on grounds that he assaulted the hawker eight years ago seriously injuring his head and a leaving him with a fractured leg.
He reportedly asked the hawker to move a handcart but he refused claiming it did not belong to him.
Agitated, Wabwire took the officer to Huruma estate Chief's Camp where he finally assaulted him.
While issuing the judgement, Kithinji ruled that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the officer's attack caused harm on the complainant.
"The prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he (Wabwire) assaulted Munywoki," ruled the judge.
This comes exactly a week after former Ruaraka OCS Nahashon Mutua sentenced to death after he was charged with killing a trader in the station's police cells back in 2013.
Delivering her ruling, Justice Stella Mutuku stated that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The officer had been accused of torturing a suspect, Martin Koome, to death at the Ruaraka police cells.
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