Judgement on Mercy Keino’s death due Friday

October 7, 2016 7:49 am
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The inquest was conducted in Nairobi, but the presiding magistrate was later transferred to Kehancha in Migori. Photo/FILE.
The inquest was conducted in Nairobi, but the presiding magistrate was later transferred to Kehancha in Migori. Photo/FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 7 – The court was set deliver a judgement on the death of slain University student Mercy Keino on Friday.

The presiding Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga will deliver the judgement from his new station at Kehancha law courts in Migori County.

The state through senior assistant director of public prosecution and defense team have effectively received notification to attend court for the delivery of the inquest decision.

The director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had ordered a public inquest to establish the cause of her death after police failed to link any suspects to the mysterious death that occurred on Waiyaki Way in Nairobi after a night of partying.

The slain student’s body was found on Waiyaki highway two years ago, after she attended a party also attended by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo at Wasini luxury suites in Westland , Nairobi County.

During the hearing, Kabogo told the inquest that he was not involved in the death, saying the idea was politically brought up by his political rivals.

In February, Government Chief Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor, told the inquest that Keino sustained fatal injuries before her death but acquired more when vehicles ran over her on Waiyaki Way.

Dr Oduor who conducted the autopsy on the body testified that it was difficult to determine what killed Keino, because of the multiple fractures she had sustained.

He told the inquest that the autopsy could not ascertain whether she was killed elsewhere and her body dumped on the highway or if she was hit by motor vehicles.

The state called a total of 47 witnesses, who testified before the trial magistrate in Nairobi, before he was transferred to his new station.

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