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Police officers linked to the deaths of Kianjokoma brothers detained for 14 days – for their own safety

August 18, 2021 at 09:59
Police officers linked to the deaths of Kianjokoma brothers detained for 14 days - for their own safety

Word on social media is that the six officers believed to have had a hand in the murders of; Benson Ndwiga, 22 and his small brother Emmanuel Ndwiga, 19 in Kianjokoma, Embu; will remain in police custody for 14 days.

Kianjokoma brothers killed in Embu

This is after prosecutor Jacinta Nyamosi requested the principal Magistrate Daniel Ndugi to have; Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Corporal Consolata Kariuki and Constables Martin Wanyama; James Mwaniki, Lilian Cherono and Nicholus remain at Capitol Hill police Station to pave way for further investigations.

Speaking during the hearing, the prosecutor said;

This is a matter of public interest; and we need to show that there is a commitment by the Republic to fast-track the case.

Adding:

These investigations are complex; and we need to give investigators time without interference

Safety for the alleged killers

Having been arraigned at Milimani law court; the Principal Magistrate Daniel Ndugi expressed concern over the safety of the officers; hence granting the request to have them detained for the next 2 weeks before another hearing.

Officers linked to the murders of Kianjokoma brothers

Ngugi said;

The court cannot close its eyes to the fact that the six are police officers; and can interfere with witnesses. The people of Embu and Kenyans want to know what happened to the two brothers.

Adding;

The officers were arrested yesterday; and if they are released now there may be anarchy as Kenyans may react to their release. I, therefore, allow the application for their detention; at Capitol Hill police station for 14 days.

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