No Burial Unless You Arrest Killer Officer, Family

No Burial Unless You Arrest Killer Officer, Family

The family of Margaret Njeri, who succumbed to head injuries while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mombasa, said that they will not tire from waiting until the officer behind her demise is charged.

The family said that Njeri succumbed to head injuries allegedly inflicted by a police officer using a blunt object.

The Lamu-based Njeri died last week while undergoing treatment.

The family alleges that the police officer hit her on the head causing grave injuries to her skull and brain.


The officer is alleged to have hit her while trying to stop a motor cyclist in Lamu town located along the Kenyan Coastal region.

According to the family lawyer George Wakahiu, preliminary post mortem results released by Pandya Hospital indicated that Njeri suffered severe brain damage caused by a blunt object.

The family, which was accompanied by Haki Africa Human Rights Activists Chief executive Hussein Khalid, accused the Lamu Police boss of laxity in addressing the complaint.

They challenged Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery to intervene and ensure that the officer is charged and justice served to the family.

The family further appealed to the government to intervene and assist it in clearing the accumulated bill of Ksh 1.7 million.


By Maureen Murimi