Six officers alleged to have a hand in the deaths of two brothers from Kianjakom a in Embu County now want the bodies exhumed and the pathology examination undertaken again.
The accused Benson Mbuthia, Consolota Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono and James Mwanikiwere, want the application certified as urgent honored first before they are slapped with any charges.
The six have maintained that when the postmortem was conducted on the two corpses their reporesentatives were not present.
"When postmortem on the cause of death of the two deceased brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Ndwiga was conducted, the petitioners chosen pathologists were not present...," stated lawyer Danstan Omari representing the accused.
In the application also, the accused have asked to have their phones back so that they can send money to their relatives and legal representatives.
Despite the postmortem revealing that the pair died out of trauma inflicted by a blunt object, the accused have stood their grounds that the two died while escaping arrest by jumping out of the fast moving police van.
The deceased were reportedly arrested for being outside past curfew hours. Efforts to locate them ended at the Embu referral hospital where their corpses were found.
Their deaths led to protests by angry residents who were demanding justice for the fallen brothers. During their send-off also, justice calls from various speakers dominated the entire event.
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