StephJoy arson suspects detained a further 10 days
The High Court in Nairobi has ordered a further ten-day detention of the three form two students from StephJoy Boys High School after the prosecution sought an additional 14 days to complete investigations.
The three suspects appeared before Milimani High Court Judge Ngenye Macharia, who ruled that in the interest of justice to both sides the court will agree for their detention to allow investigators ample time without interference, noting that innocent lives were lost in the dormitory inferno.
Macharia, however, set strict conditions for the detainment of the students at Tigoni Police Station and directed the station’s police boss to ensure that the students are kept in well-maintained cubicles, furnished with clean mattresses.
The judge also directed that no adults should be allowed to visit the suspects unless they are granted permission by their parents.
The prosecution was also directed to do thorough investigations and complete within the stipulated period, assuming that investigations into the matter had begun.
The three are expected back in court on the 21st of August 2015.
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