Hearing on bail application by 6 cops linked to Kianjokoma brothers murder adjourned

Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura.
Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura.

The bail application by six police officers suspected to have been involved in the death of two Kianjokoma brothers has been adjourned to Thursday.

The high court had also declined an application by the six police officers to have the bodies of the two brothers exhumed for an independent post-mortem that will detect the cause of their death.

The bail application by six police officers suspected to have been involved in the death of two Kianjokoma brothers has been adjourned to Thursday.

The six police officers corporal Benson Mbuthia, corporal Consolata kariuki and Constable Nicholas Sang Cheruiyot, Martin Msamali Wanyama, Lilian Cherono Chemuna and James Mwaniki had earlier in the month pleaded not guilty to the murder of the two brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura.

The move has been taken to give time to parties representing the victims and family respond to the application and serve accordingly.

Through their lawyer, they had asked for a new autopsy to be done, suggesting that the blunt force trauma cause of death determined in the first phase autopsies could have resulted from falling out of a moving vehicle.

The six cops linked to the death of the Embu brothers at the Millimani law courts on August 17, 2021.
The six cops linked to the death of the Embu brothers at the Millimani law courts on August 17, 2021.

The high court had also declined an application by the six police officers to have the bodies of the two brothers exhumed for an independent post-mortem that will detect the cause of their death.

The Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) and the Director of Public Prosecutions( DPP) rejected the move noting that exhuming the bodies of the two brothers Benson Njiru 22, and Emmanuel Mutura 19, will cause much pain and psychological suffering to the family that is yet to recover.

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