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Killer Cops Of Embu Brothers Detained For 14 Days; Burnt Police Car Obstructed Major Evidence

Six police officers accused of involvement in the killing of two boys in Kianjokoma village, Embu County, will be held at the Capitol Hill Police Station for 14 days while the case is investigated.

 

 

Consolota Njeri, Benson Mbuthia, Lilian Cherono, Martin Wanyama, Nicholas Sang, and James Mwaniki were ordered to remain in jail by Milimani Court magistrate Daniel Ndungi due to the danger of witness interference.

 

The magistrate stated that holding the six would be for their own safety, as there was a risk of disorder if the six people accused of killing Benson Njiru Ndwiga, 22, and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga, 19, were freed on bond.

 

The State has requested that the magistrate refuse the cops' bail. Investigators are mining information from the cops' cellphones and reaching out to witnesses, according to Senior Assistant DPP Jacinta Nyamosi.


At the same time, the State's case focused on the burned police vehicle, with the officers-two corporals and two police constables-accused of interfering with key leads in the murder investigation.


Nelson Havi, a lawyer for the victims, backed the state's application. The President of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) claimed that the murder was covered up in a coordinated attempt.


The cops were reassigned to far-flung police stations, he claims, while the vehicle, which was supposed to be used as evidence during the trial, was burned.


The motor vehicle was set on fire in circumstances that could indicate evidence destruction. The commanders were transferred from the station in a flurry of activity, and an attempt was made to relocate them to safer grounds.


The claim was challenged by the six. They claimed that detectives had spent two weeks in Embu and had finished gathering evidence.

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