Court detains cops in lawyer murder case for 14 days


Court detains cops in lawyer murder case for 14 days

Three officers linked to the murder of three people among them lawyer Willie Kimani have been detained for fourteen days as investigations continue.

Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo allowed the prosecution to detain the three for two weeks until probe on their possible involvement of the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri is concluded.

The Magistrate further ruled that the three cops; Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Constable Sylvia Wanjiku, attached at Syokimau police post, be detained within Nairobi area.

Lawyer Kimani and the two other people were murdered after a court appearance at the Mavoko Law Courts in Machakos on June 23rd, 2016 for the mention of a case where the late Mwenda claimed a senior administration police officer, now linked to the murders, had shot him without provocation.

Their bodies were later discovered at the banks of River Athi in Kilimambogo area of Machakos.

The murdering of the three has prompted lawyers, members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), to down tools for one week starting Monday, July 4th, 2016.

The lawyers are also holding protests across the country in solidarity with their fallen colleague.

The procession in Nairobi started at the Freedom Corner in Nairobi with lawyers donning pink ribbons and calling for resignation of Interior Cs Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet for their alleged inability to take action against the three accused cops.

Additional reporting by Dzuya Walter

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