4 Administrative Police Suspects In Lawyer’s Murder Seek To Be Released On Bail


Four Administration Police charged with the murder of a Human Rights Lawyer,Willie Kimani, have filed for a third application seeking to be released on bail.

The Officers said that they feel they are already being punished for the murder which is yet to be determined by the court.
Their Lawyer,Cliff Ombeta, said that since the case is partly heard and more than half witnesses have testified, the applicants will not interfere with the investigations and witnesses.
Fredrick Leliman, Leonard Mwangi, Sylvia Wanjiku and Stephen Chebulet argued that they at risk of contracting the Corona Virus should the disease hit the prison.
The Officers have been in custody at Kamiti Maximum Prison since May 2016 when they pleaded not guilty to the murder.
This is the third time they are applying for bail after the previous two requests failed on the grounds of the seriousness of the offense and the evidence collected against them.
The lawyer promised that the officers will abide by any conditions that maybe set by the court for granting them bond.
Three prosecution witnesses have been recalled by the court for further cross-examination by the defence council.
The witnesses include a doctor and two investigators.
The other victims included Joseph Mwenda(client) and a taxi driver.
The hearing of the case will continue on Tuesday, July 21st 2020.


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