Tobiko calls for file on killed Kwale girl

August 30, 2014 2:04 pm
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Tobiko wants the County Criminal Investigations Officer and his team to make available the investigation file and evidential materials before noon for his review and directions/FILE
Tobiko wants the County Criminal Investigations Officer and his team to make available the investigation file and evidential materials before noon for his review and directions/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 30 – The Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has directed Kwale County Police investigating the killing of 14-year-old girl Kwekwe Mwandaza to hand over her file and evidential material by Monday.

Through the Assistant Deputy Public Prosecutions Alexander Muteti, Tobiko wants the County Criminal Investigations Officer and his team to make available the investigation file and evidential materials before noon for his review and directions.

“These materials should all be relevant in the matter regarding the investigations and any other matters relevant to the case,” he said.

The DPP further directed that the investigation team will work with the assistance of Principal Prosecution Counsel Alexander Jami and Prosecution Counsel George Mungai to offer technical advice to them.

“We want the matter to be meticulously dealt with by experts to ensure that all leads are followed for justice to be done,” he said.

He assured the parties involved in the issue that his office will ensure that justice is done in the matter expeditiously.

“The DPP office has taken this matter with a lot of seriousness to ensure that the truth is known and should anyone be found responsible with the killings then the law will take its course,” he said.

Veteran lawyer John Khaminwa had offered to represent the family over the shooting of the schoolgirl a week ago.

Independent Policing Oversight Authority has launched investigation into the shooting that has caused national outrage after Inspector General David Kimaiyo claimed that initial investigation showed police fired in self-defence after the deceased threatened them with a panga.

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