NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro and the heads of the Serious Crimes Prevention Unit and Flying Squad will on Tuesday appear before the High Court to give assurances that justice will be dispensed in the mysterious murder of a lawyer, his client and a taxi driver.
The three were summoned by Justice Luka Kimaru following an application by the LSK seeking assurance that culprits involved in the heinous crime will be brought to book.
The top police bosses, according to Judge Kimaru are to personally appear and assure the court, the lawyer’s umbrella body, relatives and friends of the deceased persons that the matter will be investigated without any interference from the IG’s office.
Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were found murdered after missing for a week.
The court has also directed investigating agencies to involve an LSK representative while conducting a post-mortem (which was conducted on Monday afternoon) on the three and put witnesses in the matter under protection.
The court has also directed mobile operator Safaricom Limited to produce in court all call records regarding the three.
They will appear in court even as another police officer was arrested over the killings of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and two others.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM News that the officer, a Sergeant based at the Mlolongo AP camp, was arrested Monday night, after being implicated in the ongoing investigations.
This brings to four the number of police officers in custody over the bizarre murders, which have shocked the nation and led to countrywide street protests by lawyers and activists.
Police have been allowed to detain the other three who were arraigned in court yesterday for 14 days, to facilitate investigations before they can plead to various charges, including murder and abduction of the slain men.
The officers being detained have been identified as Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku.
The DPP contends that the detention of the three will prevent them from interfering with any witnesses in the case which has attracted a huge public outcry.