Police Officers Push For Exhumation of Kianjokoma Brothers' Bodies

  • A file image of two brothers who died under mysterious circumstances in Embu County.
    A file image of two brothers who died under mysterious circumstances in Embu County.
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  • Six police officers implicated in the murder of the Kianjokoma brothers' are now pushing for the bodies of the two to be exhumed through a petition filed on Thursday, August 26 at the Milimani Law Courts.

    The officers namely Corporal Consolota Njeri, Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Nicholas Sang, and Constable James Mwaniki are pushing their case to be thrown out claiming that the two might have committed suicide.

    Through their legal team led by lawyer Danstan Omari, they have petitioned the court claiming that the two boys might have jumped from the moving police car with the intention of evading being presented to the court before they met their brutal death.

    Lawyers Led By Danstan Omar Appearing In Court For 6 Cops Implicated in Kianjokoma brothers Murder on Thursday August 26
    Lawyers Led By Danstan Omar Appearing In Court For 6 Cops Implicated in Kianjokoma brothers Murder on Thursday, August 26

    Omari further claimed that the police on that fateful day apprehended ten people including the two Kianjokoma brothers who have agreed to testify to prove that indeed the two jumped from the moving car.

    "We have filed a new case involving the six police officers expected to be arraigned over taking part in the murder case. We are telling the court that the murder charges are not true. Those boys who were in the police car found a way out through the left side and jumped off the moving car while it was raining."

    "We have testimonies from the ten people who have recorded their testimonies which we have shared with the court, that the boys were scheming to evade being presented in court. The eight have already been presented in court and charged with violating curfew directives," Omar stated.

    In their fresh demands, the lawyers want the murder charges withdrawn arguing that their clients were executing their police duties.

    Omar demanded a fresh inquest into the murder. He told the court the bodies of the two should be exhumed and the six years granted an opportunity to hire their own pathologist who will verify the new forensic report.

    "The blunt object that caused brain tremor might have been caused by jumping from a moving vehicle and hitting the ground."

    He further claimed that the court should grant them cash bail and reinstated into their roles as the case progresses.

    Omari also demanded that the court to compel the police to release their mobile phones to enable them pay school fees, rent, food for their families and legal fees.

    During court hearings, the prosecution requested for the suspects to be held in custody without bail for investigations to be concluded.

    The six suspects were on Tuesday, August 24, taken to Mathari Hospital for mental examinations to determine whether they are fit to stand murder trial.

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