Carol Mwatha: Police allowed to detain six suspects linked to her death


Carol Mwatha: Police allowed to detain six suspects linked to her death
Caroline Mwatha, Human Rights Activists from Dandora. /courtesy

In Summary

  • The prosecution had applied to have the six suspects; Michael Onchiri, Betty Akinyi, Richard Ramoya, Alexander Gitau, Georgia Achieng and Stephen Maina to be held longer over their safety.
  • Mwatha, who went missing last week, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon when her body was found at the City Mortuary in Nairobi.
  • Sources told Citizen Digital that the the activists body was booked at the morgue by a private citizen at around 4AM Tuesday.

A Makadara court on Wednesday allowed an application to detain six suspects linked to the death of Dandora Human Rights activist Caroline Mwatha for 14 days.

The prosecution had applied to have the six suspects; Michael Onchiri, Betty Akinyi, Richard Ramoya, Alexander Gitau, Georgia Achieng and Stephen Maina to be held longer over their safety and to also allow police more time to carry out investigations.

The suspects appeared before Makadara Chief Magistrate Heston Nyaga who ruled they be detained at various police stations which will only be disclosed to their families and lawyers.

Mwatha, who went missing last week, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon when her body was found at the City Mortuary in Nairobi.

Sources told Citizen Digital that the the activists body was booked at the morgue by a private citizen at around 4AM Tuesday.

Ms. Mwatha is reported to have gone missing on Wednesday, February 6 with her disappearance being reported at Buru Buru Police Station on Friday, February 8.

According to her friends, she was last seen at her home in Dandora on Wednesday morning.

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