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Kianjokoma: Four Police Officers Contract Covid-19 While In custody

Four of the six police officers charged with the killing of the two Embu brothers have contracted Covid-19 while in custody.

It is reported that, Corporal Benson Mbuthia Mabuuri and police constables Martin Musamali Wanyama, Nicholas Sang Cheruiyot and James Mwaniki Njohu did not present themselves in court for their hearing today Wednesday.

The four police officers are under quarantine at the Kamiti Maximum Prison.

Corporal Consolata Njeri together with police constable Lilian Cherono Chemuna showed up in court before Justice Daniel Ogembo where atleast ten non-governmental organisations (NGOs) plus the Kenya National Human Rights Commissions (KNHRC) seek to take part in the hearing.

But defence lawyer Danstan Omari teamed up before the NGOs claiming that they want to obtain more capital from the victims.

“Who was to act on behalf of the family of the two Kianjokoma Embu brothers? It seems so many NGOs have chipped in onto the case to cash in money from international organisations,” Mr Omari said.

Some of the organisations which had shown interest to be included in the case to act on behalf of the family of the two Embu brothers included the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), International Justice Mission (IJM),the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) together with Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU).

Giving the procedure on the pleas by the NGOs, Justice Ogembo ordered them to register formal applications.

He also stated that he will file a petition to dismiss IPOA in the case, blaming the body of bribing funds internationally to protect the rights of the deceased brothers.

The bail plea will be heard on Thursday.

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Benson Mbuthia Mabuuri Consolata Njeri James Mwaniki Kamiti Nicholas Sang Cheruiyot

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