NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is in court seeking to compel Safaricom Limited to produce all phone call records of missing lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver.
The lawyers’ umbrella body wants records of Kimani, Josephat Mwendwa and Joseph Murimi produced in court.
LSK through lawyer John Khaminwa wants the mobile provider directed to do so on grounds that it has installed national surveillance communication and control system which links all security agencies and CCTV cameras in Nairobi and Mombasa which can be used to trace the trio.
Pending determination of the application, LSK wants the court to order the production of the three before a court of law within 24 hours.
The move by LSK comes a day after his colleagues marched to the IG’s office seeking the production of the missing advocate who works as an investigator with the International Justice Mission.
The three went missing on June 23 while they were on their way from Mavoko Law Courts to Nairobi and their whereabouts remain unknown to date.
LSK claims that on April 10 the client was a passenger on a friend’s motorcycle when they were stopped by two un-uniformed police officers.
They later realised that one of them, was Fredrick Leleiman a well known senior AP officer attached to Mlolongo Police Post.
The said AP allegedly shot the client without provocation after which he transported him to hospital together with his colleague and thereafter placed him in police custody.
In attempt to cover up the shooting, the client was fraudulently charged with being in possession of narcotic drugs, gambling in a public place and resisting arrest.
Following his prosecution, the client sought legal assistance with International Justice Mission which immediately took over his case and instructed the advocate to join the defence team.
LSK now wants the government ordered to produce the petitioners claiming they are in grave danger and their status of missing persons continues to breach their fundamental rights to life, liberty and security.