Lawyer Duncan Okubasu and Gladys Kinyanjui outside Milimani law courts after high court suspended a 18 month probation jail term of an 18 years old secondary school girl arrested two weeks ago over the allegations of engaging sex in public.
BY SAM ALFAN.
High Court has suspended a one year non-custodial sentence granted to an 18 year-old high school girl pending determination of a case in which she is seeking Sh 7 million as compensation after she was allegedly stripped by police officers for engaging in sex and abusing drugs.
Justice George Odunga issued the orders yesterday after Cradle, the Children Foundation which is acting on behalf of the aggrieved teenage girl argued that she will suffer prejudice if she continues to serve and the court rules in her favor.
Eighteen year old high school girl who was allegedly stripped by the Police and arrested for allegedly engaging in sex and abusing drugs in a bus,moved to court seeking 7million as compensation for violation of her rights to privacy and human dignity.
The girl who was reportedly found with bhang in her underwear wants the DPP compelled to institute criminal proceedings against the police officer who took her pictures. Cradle who are representing the girl also wants a criminal conviction against the girl quashed.
She says that since the incident she has suffered shame and anxiety after her pictures were circulated on Social Media.
Since the ordeal, the student asserts that she has since suffered embarrassment, anxiety and is mentally distressed as a result of grossly invasive misconduct on the part of officers.
The petitioner claims that while at a Sagana police patrol base she was grossly, indecently searched and frisked by officers.
In the course of the unfitting searching the police took or allowed third parties to take her nude pictures which have been widely circulated in the media including social media,” heard justice Korir.
It is her argument that the respondents secured a conviction and sentence against her based on unlawfully obtained facts or evidence.
She wants the court to find that police did not conduct any independent investigations to even establish the substance the accused was possessing nor was a certificate.