Mavoko MP wanted over Syokimau police camp burning

July 7, 2016 3:59 pm


Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has said anyone found culpable will be prosecuted. Photo/CFM.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has said anyone found culpable will be prosecuted. Photo/CFM.
NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 7 – Mavoko Member of Parliament Patrick Makau is being sought over the burning of Syokimau AP camp burning.

Police say the MP is the one who organized the demonstrations to the AP camp where a lawyer, his client and a taxi driver are said to have been detained before they were brutally murdered.

Investigators are interested in questioning the MP as part of the probe that is also targeting the people who torched it.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has said anyone found culpable will be prosecuted.

“It is not right at all to burn the AP camp,” the IG said, “those responsible must face the law.”

Four police officers are in custody over the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Murimi who were abducted on their way from Mavoko law courts, detained at the police camp before they were taken out and murdered after being tortured.

An autopsy report released in court on Wednesday showed that they were tortured, strangled and their skulls crushed in murders described by pathologist Andrew Gachie as “most painful.” Their bodies were discovered in Ol Donyo Sabuk River in Kilimambogo after disappearing for more than a week.

“My Lordship, having worked in the area of torture, sometimes we do say that some death can be extremely painful,” the pathologist said.

Nothing, he found in his forensic examination, was sacred to their “torturers” who went as far as inflicting injury on Kimani’s genitalia.

“Whoever was inflicting these injuries seemed to have had an affinity on the testicles and they crushed them.”
In total, the human rights lawyer suffered 14 injuries to his person but ultimately it was blunt force trauma to the head that did him in.

“The deceased had extensive fractures of the skull,” Gachie relayed to the court.

His client, Josephat Mwenda who had accused an Administration Police and now a suspect in his murder of trumping up charges against him, also died from blunt force trauma inflicted on his head, neck and chest.

Their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri wasn’t spared from suffering a painful death despite his bystander, collateral damage status and died from asphyxiation.

“We also noted that there were multiple injuries in various parts of the body but my Lordship the most remarkable one was a ligature mark. By ligature we mean a string or rope or something had been tied around his neck causing what we refer to as strangulation.”

The court was spared more gruesome details given concerns from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions that it would interfere with the prosecution of the four Administration Police officers currently being held for the murders.

The court has ordered four police officers held over the murder to be detained for two weeks until July 18 when they will take a plea. No charges were read to them when they were presented to court.


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