By MN Reporter
Three police officers have been charged with torturing and squeezing a man’s genitals using pliers at Homa Bay police station.
The three officers denied the charges when they appeared before Senior Principal Magistrate Naomi Wairimu of Migori High Court.
The suspects are Peter Langat, Peter Nyakundi and Gilbert Aloka, and are based in Homa Bay and Nakuru counties.
They were charged with torture contrary to section 4(a) (1) as read with section 5(1) of the prevention of torture act, no. 12 of 2017 of the laws of Kenya.
The court heard that the three suspects on May 24, 2022 within Homa Bay police station committed the crime.
They “intentionally and unlawfully handcuffed Edward Ondiek Amayo, suspended his body between two tables using a metal rod and used batons to cane and also used pliers to squeeze his genitals,”
Attempts by the three to get police bond failed after a hearing date was set for February 9.
State Counsel complained over convassing with witnesses by the three.
The prosecutor has listed 13 witnesses including Amayo and six police officers.