Days after this blog highlighted their plight, the family of Jonathan Lelenguiya, a security guard who was mauled to death by four dogs in an attack at the Swami Container Depot Limited yard in Embakasi, Nairobi, has found renewed hope for justice.
About a week ago, Mr Lelenguiya’s friends and relatives expressed suspicions that the wealthy Asian owner of the dogs was conspiring to compromise the case by meddling with evidence at the scene of the crime.
He even got rid of the rabid canines responsible for the heinous attack.
This was done without informing legal authorities.
His colleagues were reportedly told to “sign documents which they don’t understand”.
The Asian tycoon was clearly using his power and influence to arm-twist law enforcement officers in his favour.
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Fortunately, moments after our article on Friday, 14 October 2022, agents of HAKI Africa – a pan-African human rights organization, picked up the matter, wrote to the DCI and ensured the victim’s family found a lawyer.
The pressure proved too much for Mombasa Road OCS to handle.
After the story on cnyakundi.com went viral, she promptly recused himself from the case.
She was suspected to be under the payroll of the Asian tycoon.
Thanks a lot for highlighting the case.
HAKI Africa saw your article and took over the matter.
Be blessed bro.
OCS Mombasa road read your article na akajitoa kwa case.
Now she is saying she will side with the family, initially she was siding with the Asian guy.
HAKI africa have written to DCI, has hired lawyers as well.
DCI homicide team expected to visit the scene of the crime, they have already visited the morgue and taken photos of the deceased and a copy of the postmortem report.
HAKI Africa promised to cater for funeral expenses and promised to pursue justice as well.
Umesaidia sana tena sana.
Be blessed and tonnes of appreciation,” the source writes.
Mr Lelenguiya, who was a guard at Malplast Industries Limited – a private security company in the same area – was walking home on Monday, October 10, when he decided to pass by the neighbouring yard to say to a friend.
When he arrived at the depot, the German Shepherd dogs, which were loose, started to chase him as he took to his heels.
In a rather unfortunate turn of events, the gate behind him had automatically locked itself, which prevented him from escaping.
The four dogs pushed him to the ground and attacked him as he screamed for his dear life.
The handler who was present failed to control the animals as they mauled the helpless guard.
The handler had to call for help to successfully fight off and contain the dogs.
But by then, the deceased had already sustained serious injuries.
An ambulance was called to the scene and rushed him to the Bellevue South Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Medics stated he had bled too much and was too weak.
The body was in a bad state; the dogs cut his throat and ate his hands.
Sources say it is not the first time such an incident has been reported at Swami Container Depot, which is owned by a wealthy and powerful tycoon.
Section 243 (d) of the Penal Code says any person who, in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or to be likely to cause harm to any other person, omits to take precautions against any probable danger from any animal in his possession is guilty of a misdemeanour.
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