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.
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 death of the Kianjokoma Brothers Benson and Emmanuel in the hands of the police officers led to demonstrations as the public demanded for there justice. Six police officers who were implicated in their death were arrested a few days ago and detained so that not to interfere with evidence.
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.
Following the arrest of the six police officers who have since been arraigned in the Milimani law courts in Upper hill Nairobi, the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has now directed the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to interdict two senior officers over the death of the two Kianjokoma brothers.
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 murder trial of the two slain Embu brothers Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura is still gaining more momentum towards getting justice for their brutal murder. The six police officers namely; Corporal Consolota Njeri, Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Nicholas Sang, and Constable James Mwaniki are in for being the main suspects of the murder of the two because they were the ones who arrested 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.
The murder of the two Embu brother's sparked a lot of outcry to the nation as everyone continues insisting justice to the duo. According to the IPOA's report, the two were murdered under cold blood by 6 police cop's whose names are; Corporal Consolanta Njeri, Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable James Mwaniki, Constable Martin Wanyama and Constable Nicholus Sang.
The 6 Police Officer's accused of killing the Kianjokoma brother's in Embu have today each pleaded not guilty of the murder charges for another time. This is after the six who are Corporal Benson Buthia, Corporal Consolanta Kariuki, Constable Mwaniki James, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Sang Nicholus and Constable Lilian Cherono appeared before the High Court Judge Daniel Ogembo in Milimani while escorted by heavy security.
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.
The family of the Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura has expressed their satisfaction with judicial system after the 6 police officers alleged to have killed their sons were arrested and charged. The funeral of Benson and Emmanuel/Photo Courtesy Speaking to the media, the family spokesman expressed hope that the court process would be allowed to take place.
Following the order from the DPP Nurdin Haji calling for the arrest and arraignment of the perpetrators of the killing of the two Embu brothers who were recently buried in Kianjokoma in Embu, six police officers who were involved in the death were arrested on Monday night. Photo courtesy
Some few weeks ago, there was the trending story of the murdering of the two Kianjokoma brothers. Medical investigation reports from Embu level 5 hospital showed that the two brothers, Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutula succumbed because chest rib injuries. The six police officers involved in the murder are as follows;
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.
Netizens React After Name Of The Six Police Allegedly Involved in Killing Of Embu Brothers are Named
The killing of two brothers from Kianjokoma has been on the public domain. This has stirred mixed reactions from Netizens on social media. After the names of the six police officers with the ranks of corporals and constables were named, Kenyans went live to air their feelings on what they feel should be done to the six for justice to be witnessed.
Aftermath of Kianjokomas brothers' alleged murder, new details have emerged on how the police worked in cohorts in ensuring that key evidence related with the Kianjokoma brothers' horrific murder was interfered with. This revelation comes after the International Policing Oversight Commission (IPOA) recommended that six police officers namely Corporals Consolota Njeri and Benson Mbuthia, and Police Constables Lilian Cherono, Martin Wanyama, Nicholas Sang and James Mwaniki be charged with murder.
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.
The six police officers, linked to the murder of the two brothers in Embu County, were arraigned in court on Tuesday. The six Corporals; Benson Mbuthia, Consolata Kariuki, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono, Nicholas Sang and James Mwaniki, were presented before Milimani law courts magistrate Daniel Ndugi.
Court Gives New Directives, Arrested Officers In The Kianjakoma Brothers Murder To Face The Followin
The country has indeed been taken into deep shock over the murder of the Kianjakoma brothers who died in police custody in Meru. Benson Njiru and his twin brother Emmanuel Mutura died after being arrested during curfew hours but ended up dying in their cells. Due to public protests all over the country, the government saw to it that the affected officers during their arrest and death were arrested and will face charges of murder.