Court detains police officer linked to murder of Leeds University student Carilton David Maina


Court detains police officer linked to murder of Leeds University student Carilton David Maina
Constable Emmanuel Oyobe arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on April 16, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

Police constable Emmanuel Ambunya Oyombe, who was arrested in connection with the murder of University of Leeds student Carilton David Maina in Kibera, Nairobi, will remain in police custody for seven more days.

Oyombe was arraigned before High Court judge Ngenye Macharia on murder charges.

The accused did not answer to the charge after the prosecution told the court that he has to undergo mental assessment before taking the plea.

Justice Macharia directed that the police officer be taken to Mathare hospital for the assessment.

The case will be mentioned on April 23, 2020.

Through lawyer Haron Ndubi, constable Oyombe urged the court to release him on bail saying that he’s not a flight risk and that he has a young family and two other dependents.

The lawyer said that he was at Kilimani Police Station to visit his client and found that the station is over crowded.

Ndubi argued that there is no need of exposing his client to Covid 19.

However, the prosecution refuted the claims saying that they have adequate facilities to detain suspects.

Oyombe, who is attached at Kenyatta National Hospital, was arrested by DCI detectives on Wednesday following completion of an inquest into the death of the 23-year-old student.

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