The mysterious death of Kianjokoma brothers has been a viral story in the country since the beginning of this month. The two lost their life after being arrested for defying curfew hours. According to the killers, the brothers are said to have jumped from the speeding police vehicle which made them sustain injuries that led to their death.
A Nairobi court has released the six police officers after being accused of killing two brothers. The two were released on a cash bail of ksh. 300,000 and ordered them not to visit the crime scene. The crime scene is in Embu and the accused have been ordered not to go near the scene and also if they want to go to the scene they must obtain a court order.
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.
PHOTO COURTESY A case has been filed by six accused police officers who are alleged to have killed the Kianjoma brothers in Embu county to have the bodies exhumed. In a report the six, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, James Mwanikiwere, Benson Mbuthia and Consolata Kariuki plead with the court order further investigations be done before charges made to them.
Six police officers accused of killing Embu brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura have today been dealt a major blow after ten lawyers representing them withdrew from the case. This comes barely hours after high court rejecting their request to exhume the bodies for fresh postmortem. "10 lawyers representing 6 police officers charged with murdering two Embu brothers have withdrawn from the case," read the statement.
Six police officers accused of killing two Kianjokoma brothers have finally been freed on cash bail. The officers were granted Sh300,000 cash bail on Thursday afternoon, months after being charged with two counts of murder. The six; Benson Mbuthia, Consolota Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono and James Mwanikiwere pleaded not guilty on September 2nd.
Six police officers linked to the murder of two brothers in Kianjokoma, Embu County have been freed on a 300,000 shillings cash bail each. Most guys have said that it has nothing to do with the courts. It is the DCI who presented weak evidence to the DPP.
Over a couple of weeks ago, the news of the brutal killing of two brothers from Kianjokoma in Embu county by police officers for allegedly flaunting the COVID-19 containment measures have been the topic of discussion as the call for justice intensifies. This resulted in the arrest of six police officers who linked to that murder.
Kenyans on Twitter have expressed mixed reactions after six police officers accused of killing the two Kianjokoma brothers want the bodies exhumed. The police officers who are still in custody have filed a case through their lawyer Danstan Omari seeking to exhume the two bodies for a postmortem to be redone.
For the past few weeks, the rate of police brutality has risen in Kenya. Some weeks ago, some police officers were accused of killing two brothers who were believed to be innocent. This led to online protests as people flooded the social media platforms to call for Justice.