A week after six police officers linked to murder of Kianjokoma brothers were arraigned and detained for 14 days to give room for proper investigations, two more officers who are believed to have had a hand in the brutal killings have been put behind bars bringing the total number of implicated officers to eight.
The identities of the two are still undisclosed and are currently held in Embu as grilling is underway and may be possibly transferred to Nairobi to join the other six
The six officers who are already in police custody include two corporals and police constables among them; Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Corporal Consolata Kariuki, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable Nicholus Sang, and Constable James Mwaniki.
They were presented before Milimani Law Courts Magistrate Daniel Ndugi on 17th before the prosecution led by Lydia Nyamosi, sought to have them detained for 14 days pending investigations.
“There is need to protect the witnesses so that they can provide more evidence to investigators. There is need to extract data from communication devices from respondents and the victims,” said the prosecution.
“We are requesting that the six be placed at capitol hill police station for 14 days to enable the investigation team to complete the investigations. There has been tension within the community and a lot of concern in the social media indicating that it’s a matter of public interest.”
The prosecution said the duration sought for investigations to be concluded is because it is a complex matter and they need time without any interference.
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