Lawyer Willy Kimani’s murder case postponed


Lawyer Willy Kimani's murder case postponed
Slain City Lawyer Willy Kimani /Photo Courtesy

The hearing of a case against five people including four police officers accused of killing lawyer Willy Kimani and two others was on Tuesday postponed to Thursday, December 7.

This is after the court was told that the lawyer representing the fifth accused person, Peter Ngungi, is unwell.

On Tuesday, December 6, police officer Leonard Mwadime was supposed to take to the witness dock to testify.

Mwadime is expected to tell the court how the car used on the day of the abduction was tracked among other issues.

So far 36 witnesses have testified in the case with nine witnesses remaining.

The five accused persons; Fredrick Leliman, Leonard Mwangi, Stephen Chebulet , Silvia Wanjiku and Peter Ngungi have been in police custody after they were denied bail.

Justice Jessie Lesiit in her ruling said the seriousness of the offence and the facts surrounding the abduction, torture and eventual killing of Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri on June 23, 2016 could not allow the court to set them free before the case is heard and determined.

On Wednesday last week, 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.

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