Suspects in lawyer murder in court to face charges

July 4, 2016 9:36 am
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The officers have been identified as Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku/FILE
The officers have been identified as Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 4 – Three police officers implicated in the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver are expected in court Monday morning.

The officers have been identified as Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has rejected claims that police sanctioned extra judicial killings in the country and vowed to ensure those responsible are held to account.

The bodies of lawyer Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were found dumped at a river in Kilimambogo, with signs that they were tortured before their deaths.

A post-mortem will be conducted Monday on the bodies to help establish how they were killed.

The bodies of the three were moved from the City Mortuary to Kenyatta National Hospital’s morgue which has X-ray facilities which will help pathologists determine the nature of injuries suffered by the three.

The Pathologists are particularly keen to establish if the three were shot at, strangled to death or any other means used to kill them due to the state of the bodies which were tied, while others had some of the body parts chopped off.

The International Justice Mission where the lawyer worked has vowed to pursue all the necessary legal measures, to ensure justice prevails in a bid to end extra judicial killings in Kenya.

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