Detective questioned on murder of lawyer Willy Kimani

The hearing of a case in which five people were charged with killing human rights lawyer Willy Kimani continued on Wednesday, November 29 with defence lawyers cross-examining a detective investigating officer.

Lawyers questioned the detective attached to the Flying Squad, David Chemelil on the movement of the radio signals and the frequencies on the fateful day.

According to Mr. Chemilil, the radio signal was not consistent and was always on and off.

Lawyer Cliff Ombeta also questioned Chemilil on the where about of motor vehicle registration number KCG 595H which he claimed was used by police officer Fredrick Leliman on the material day and that it is still being held by police.

“I was never given information of the said vehicle,” responded Chemilil.

The police officer was taken to task to explain Leliman’s movements on the material day and what he knew about the frequencies he retrieved from the Integrated Command Centre.

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Movements of the motor vehicle in the pictures produced before the court pictures was also queried.

“We don’t have the pictures of the vehicles that transported the body of the deceased,” said Chemilil.

Similarly, the detective was unable to explain the technical bit of the radio signals saying that police officer Kennedy Mwadime would do it.

“I cannot explain some of the technical information in this report since I am not an expert,” said Chemelil.

Chemelil said that on June 27, 2016 he received information about missing persons and was directed by the Director Integrated Command to investigate the incident.

He said that he was supposed to investigate the movements of over five vehicles that were suspected to have been involved in the murder of Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their driver Joseph Muiruri.

The officer said that he never got to know the owners of some of the vehicles but one them belonged to an officer who has been charged in connection to that crime.

He told the court that the photographs produced in court were taken on June 23, 2016 during the day at Mlolongo area Machakos County.

“My job was to collect, analyse and link information collected from an integrated command center,” said Chemelil.

The hearing of the case continues next week.


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