Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Moi to pay KSh2 billion

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Namtih58, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. N

    Namtih58 JF-Expert Member

    #1
    Apr 6, 2011
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
    Messages: 235
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 33
    Retired President Moi has been found liable for detaining a senior security official during his rule and ordered to pay Sh2 billion in compensation.

    In a precedent-setting ruling, the High Court found Mr Moi personally liable for illegal detention of former National Intelligence deputy director Stephen Muriithi.

    High Court judge Lady Justice Jeanne Gacheche said Mr Moi is liable for detaining Mr Muriithi without trial for three years and ordered him to pay the former detainee Sh50 million as punitive damages and Sh80 million as compensation.

    The Sh80 million compensation is to earn compound interest at 12 per cent from July 1982.

    Justice Gacheche, in a ruling which is likely to open flood gates of suits over illegal detention, said that times have changed and emerging international trend, individuals and corporate bodies can be held liable for violation of human rights. Mr Moi left power in 2002.

    "Under the old constitution it was deemed that state was to hold duty to protect human rights. The new trend is that persons and corporations can be held personally liable for violation of human rights," the judge said.


    Source imebadilishwa
     
  2. boma2000

    boma2000 JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Apr 7, 2011
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Messages: 2,966
    Likes Received: 22
    Trophy Points: 135
    ya kweli
     
  3. pmwasyoke

    pmwasyoke JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Apr 7, 2011
    Joined: May 27, 2010
    Messages: 3,506
    Likes Received: 101
    Trophy Points: 160
    Huku ni kuongezeka kwa haki. Haifai watu kuwekwa wekwa ndani kwa muda mrefu bila kufikishwa mahakamani.
     
  4. FaizaFoxy

    FaizaFoxy JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Apr 7, 2011
    Joined: Apr 13, 2011
    Messages: 50,511
    Likes Received: 9,286
    Trophy Points: 280
    Wale waliopigwa "prsidential detention" na nyerere, mnayaona hayo?
     
  5. pmwasyoke

    pmwasyoke JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Apr 7, 2011
    Joined: May 27, 2010
    Messages: 3,506
    Likes Received: 101
    Trophy Points: 160

    Lakini Nyerere hayupo - watamshitaki vipi?
     
Loading...