Kenyan court convicts police officer for 2013 murder of suspected thief

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  • Thursday, 08 Feb 2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court has convicted a policeman of murdering a suspected thief in 2013 in a rare victory for the independent police watchdog that brought the case, the Daily Nation newspaper reported.

The judge ruled on Wednesday that policeman Titus Musila should have arrested Kenneth Mwangi, whom he believed had stolen a mobile phone, instead of shooting him three times in the head. He set Feb. 27 as the date for sentence.

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