The Nairobi Times Newspaper of January 06, 1983, Issue No. 357

Volume Ref: NT_1983_M008780

  • Corporal Mirasi Odawa of the disbanded Kenya Air Force has been sentenced to death by the court martial trying a number of non-commissioned officers who took part in the August 1 disturbances at Nanyuki.
  • Mirasi is the fifth NCO to be sentenced by the courts.
  • The August 1 attempted coup against the Kenyan government was planned and executed by non-commissioned officers and a few junior officers joined in,and as a result a large number of other ranks have been tried and convicted of various offences.