DPP orders fresh Mpoe killing probe, mulls appeal

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm
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This follows the acquittal of former minister Mbiyu Koinange's Widow Eddah Wanjiru and six others by a Nakuru High court over his killing/FILE
This follows the acquittal of former minister Mbiyu Koinange’s Widow Eddah Wanjiru and six others by a Nakuru High court over his killing/FILE
NAIROBI Kenya, Dec 17 – Director of Public Prosecutors Keriako Tobiko on Wednesday ordered fresh investigations into the death of activist Moses ole Mpoe who was killed together with Parsaaiya ole Kitu.

This follows the acquittal of former minister Mbiyu Koinange’s Widow Eddah Wanjiru and six others by a Nakuru High court over his killing.

In a statement to newsrooms, he said the new investigations will focus on determining whether any other person or group should be charged over the killing.

He however says his office is reviewing the court decision in order to determine whether there are legal grounds to warrant an appeal against the acquittal.

“The proceedings and judgment of the High Court be thoroughly reviewed in order to determine whether there are legal, factual and or evidential grounds to warrant an appeal against the acquittal,” he stated.

The two were shot dead at close range by a suspected hired hit man riding on a motorcycle on the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway on December, 3 2010.

Wanjiru was charged alongside Nicholas Ngetich, Johnstone Sigei, Stephen Mwanga, Sanaga Mbukoi and Kiragu Macharia and Njuno Mbiyu before the Nakuru High court.

While acquitting Wanjiru and six others, the court ruled that evidence provided by the State was based on suspicion and contained several loopholes which the prosecution failed to cover.

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