DPP appoints 4 senior prosecutors to slain lawyer case


DPP appoints 4 senior prosecutors to slain lawyer case
The late Lawyer Willy Kimani

The Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has appointed four senior prosecutors, led by the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, to the case in which a lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were found dead after a court appearance.

In a statement to newsrooms, the DPP said his office is working with a team of investigators from the directorate of criminal investigations to shed light on the events that led to the deaths of the three.

“The DPP wishes to assure members of the public and the legal fraternity that the matter is being handled with professionalism,” read the statement.

The case that has sparked a countrywide uproar has led to the Law Society of Kenya calling on its members to boycott court appearances on Monday over the killings.

Three police officers attached at Syokimau, Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Constable Sylvia Wanjiku, have been named as the prime suspects in the murder of the three and are currently in police custody awaiting arraignment tomorrow (Monday).

The three were reportedly last seen at the Mlolongo Law Courts on June 23, 2016 for the mention of a case where the late Mwenda claimed the senior administration police officer, now linked to the murders, had shot him without provocation.

Their bodies were found four days after their disappearance wrapped in gunny bags floating in the Ol Donyo Sabuk River in Kilimambogo, Thika.

 

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