Three police officers who were arrested over the gruesome murder of city lawyer, his client and a taxi driver will be detained for 14 days pending the close of investigations into the murder, a Nairobi chief magistrate court has directed.
“It is believed that the Respondents have other associates who are still at large. The Respondents were arrested on 1st day of July 2016 and investigations are not yet complete and the team of investigators require additional fourteen (14) days to complete investigations,” he said. “It is in the interest of justice and within the discretion of this Honourable court to consider and grant the orders sought.”
The officers have been identified as Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku.
The DPP further states that the period will also be used to conduct a comprehensive post-mortem on the three bodies so as to determine the cause of death.
Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda (bodaboda operator) and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri went missing on allegedly after being kidnapped by cops. Their bodies, which had physical evidence of torture, were discovered last week at a river in Machakos County on 1 July. Read more…
KENYANS TAKE TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS
The heinous murders, apparently committed by police officers incensed Kenyans especially coming barely a month after the blatant assassination of controversial businessman Jacob Juma. Read more…
Lawyers together with concerned Kenyans have today taken up the streets in a countrywide peaceful protest urging the government to stop extrajudicial killings, with the hashtag #StopExtraJudicialKillings trending on Twitter for the last 5 days.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has confirmed that lawyers will down their tools beginning Monday to protest the killing of advocate Willie Kimani.
Boniface Mwangi: 2/3 of 1861 deaths from bullets between 2009-2013 were from police bullets. #StopExtrajudicialKillings #TeamCourage
Ken Okoth, MP Kibra: You kept quiet when they killed Mombasa Imams, Eastleigh Somalis, Central Mungiki, Nyanza protesters. Who’s next? #StopExtrajudicialKillings