Veteran politician Kenneth Matiba suffered a serious stroke on May 26, 1991, but remained in detention without medication for one week.
And for the torture at the hands of state agents, the multi-party crusader will now be paid half a billion shillings by the state.
The award, the highest paid to a victim of torture so far, was given by Supreme Court judge Isaac Lenaola on Wednesday.
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The judge had handled the case at the High court before he was promoted to the highest court in the land.
Lenaola said Matiba had proven great violations were meted upon him by state agents before he was released on June 4, 1991.
This was two days after a head scan confirmed he was bleeding in his brain and required urgent blockage of the arteries.
“Real justice can be expensive and nothing in compensation can return Kenneth Stanley Jindo Matiba to the sprightly and fit man that he was before his detention.”
The judge further agreed Matiba’s medical condition was triggered by the events in detention.
“It so greatly affected the business acumen, attention, focus, energy guidance and leadership that he was giving his companies,” the judge said.
Lenaola agreed with Matiba’s family that the complainant’s businesses deteriorated while others collapsed owing to his absence at their helm.
The judgment was read on his behalf by Justice Chacha Mwita.
Matiba, 85, had sought Sh4,726,332,042.91, being the total worth of his businesses that collapsed owing to his incarceration.
But Lenaola said it was only proper that the state should bear 20 per cent of his claim.
For the torture and inhumane treatment in the hands of state agents, the judge awarded Matiba Sh15 million.
And for medical costs, the judge gave him Sh18 ,146,631.52 and a further Sh 471,664,258.50 as compensation for financial losses.
Well, Kenyan women have now dumped IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba and now they are thirsting after the 85-year-old and they have branded him MATIBAE.
Here are some of the comments from social media
Jackie: City ladies now drop Chiloba for Kenneth Matiba who has been awarded Kshs.504 Million for atrocities he suffered under President Moi regime. He is now Matie or MatiBAE😄😄😄😄
Tina: Niko na mtoto na Matiba ako university hizo pesa lazima tugawane nusu nusu😛😛😛
Caren: Nipeeni his number yake
Fina: So Matiba has been awarded 504million shillings for wrongful detention. Kenyan Ladies I think Matiba is handsome even at old age.
Jack: Only two people have seen the promised canaan: the githeriman and kenneth matiba
Muna: 500m..feeling excited…. lakini najua kuna vinuka chupi vyiaja na pelalela….
Njama: From Chilobae to Matibae.This is after Matiba was awarded 504 million Nairobi ladies
Jared: Kenneth Matiba has been awarded Kes. 504,000,000.00 you will hear my sisters saying he (Matibae) is handsome than Chilobae.
Edwin: New Sherrif is in town…#matibae.from Chilobae to Matibae after court awards him 504 million compensation.
Belinda: Woooi…. Someone help! Contacts zake?
Linda: Matibae looking goooooood