Investigative agencies requested to examine electronic devices belonging to five officers of the disbanded Special Service Unit (SSU) linked to two missing Indians.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) on October 27, stated that it filed a formal request seeking to subject the phones to forensic examination.
ODPP explained that the electronic gadgets would help detectives uncover circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Zulfiqar Khan, Mohamed Zaid and their taxi driver Nicodemus Mwania.
The two Indians who were abducted by unknown men months before the August 9 elections were part of President William Ruto's communication strategy team.
The court was also requested to allow the police to extract the officers' DNA samples for analysis.
"DNA samples taken from the respondents will help in profiling and comparing with some recovered items believed to belong to the missing two Indian nationals," read the statement in part.
The officers were arraigned in court on Thursday, October 27, with the police requesting to hold them for 30 days.
Detectives explained that the requested time would enable them to review collected evidence and also bar the cops from jeopardising investigations.
The matter will be mentioned on Monday, October 31.
In the hearing, the cops' legal teams will respond to the detectives' requests, explaining why the prayers should not be granted.
The arrest of the five DCI cops came days after four other officers of the defunct unit were arraigned in court in the kidnapping and murder case.
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