UK aristocrat fears his son’s Kenyan ‘killers’ will flee before ...


UK aristocrat fears his son’s Kenyan ‘killers’ will flee before verdict

Four cops on trial for beating Alexander Monson to death seven years ago may never face justice

Adrian Blomfield

Their quest to bring their son’s killers to justice has dragged on for more than seven years, blocked at almost every turn by incompetence, cover-ups and the grindingly slow nature of Kenya’s legal system.

On Tuesday, the parents of Alexander Monson, son and heir to the 12th Baron Monson, mark another milestone in their journey as the trial of four Kenyan policemen accused of beating him to death resumes in a Mombasa courtroom.

It is the first time the court is sitting for nearly three months yet it has only been through sheer doggedness that Monson’s family managed to get this far. Yet, even now, with the end ostensibly in sight, Lord Monson fears that, whatever verdict the court reaches, the men accused of killing his son will escape a prison sentence...

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