[ 15. Apr 2010 // letzte änderung: 27. Nov 2011 ]

Eliud Nguli Nyenze

A 40-year-old Kenyan man died on 15th of April 2010 at Oakington removal centre in Cambridge after apparently suffering a heart attack.


Campaigners and other detainees alleged that he had been refused medical care. Following his death a disturbance erupted at Oakington and at least 60 people were transferred to prisons. In the days following the death the private company that runs the centre, G4S, was stripped of its British Safety Council award for its 'commitment to improving health and safety'. An inquest in October 2010 was told that he had collapsed in his room. Earlier, despite complaining that he wasn't well, he had been refused paracetamol. An ambulance took twenty minutes to reach the centre and the nurse who went to treat him did not take a defibrillator with her. The Home Office pathologist could find no cause of death but suggested sudden adult death syndrome. The coroner recorded a verdict that he died of natural causes, a verdict Eliud's family were unhappy with.

Source ::, 04. Aug 2011