Two police officers attached to Dandora Police Station in Nairobi have been charged with attempting to scuttle a colleague’s case on attempted murder.
The two namely; Judy Musau and Bernard Malombe were arraigned at the Milimani High Court on Wednesday, October 5 and charged with interfering with evidence in a case involving their counterpart Daniel Mutisya.
Daniel Mutisya was charged with attempting to murder his ex-wife by setting their house ablaze in January 2021.The Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi as pictured on November 18, 2019Simon KiraguKenyans.co.ke
Musau, allegedly, forged a letter purporting that the victim had withdrawn from the case against her former husband. They then proceeded to present the forged letter before the judge adjudicating the case at the Milimani Chidren's court.
The intrigues were exposed by an inquiry by the ODPP and subsequently preferred charges against the two cops. Tabitha Ouya, a senior DPP stated that the forgery was revealed in the Forensic Document Examiner's Report released on April 4.
"The Forensic Document Examiner’s Report dated 13/4/22 prepared by Mr Chania Geoffery ascertains the forgery by Musau and false witnessing by Malombe,” the senior DPP stated.
According to court papers seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the two were charged with three counts of forgery, conspiracy to defeat justice and abuse of office.
"Judy Musau and Bernard Malombe on January 10 2019 jointly with another, not before the court, conspired to defeat justice by forging the signature of Josephine Mutindi, a complainant at Dandora Police Station on purported withdrawal letter which was presented before the Milimani Children's court," the court papers read in part.
"Judy Musau and Bernard Malombe being persons employed in the public service did in abuse of authority of your office as police officers an act of prejudicial to the rights of one Jesephine Mutindi."
The two cops were also charged with abuse of office in their capacity as police officers.
Musau and Malombe, however, denied the charges and were subsequently released on a bond of Ksh 10,000.
The case has been slated for mention on October 18.An armed Kenya police officer steps out of a police car.Filearmed abuse murder arrest armed
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