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.
Two more police officers have been arrested following the mysterious death of the two Embu brothers. Photo (Courtesy) The two were placed in the scene of the controversial death of the brothers in which police alleged that they had jumped off a moving vehicle. Their arrest was done after the investigating officers asked for more 14 days to probe into the matter following the first arrest of the six officers who were on duty during the incident.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) have finally broken silence after officers linked to the murder of Kianjokoma brothers requested for the exhumation of their bodies so that an indipendent autopsy can be done. According to an update by Kenyans.co.ke, the two have opposed the request.
The Director of Public Prosecutions has declined to free the six security officers charged with the killing of two Kianjokoma brothers in Embu County. The DPP argued that the six police officers will be a threat to victims if freed on bail and alter with witnesses who subjected them in the killing of Benson Njiru Ndwiga and Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga.
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.
6 Police Cops Accused Of Murdering 2 Kianjokoma Brothers Back In Court And are Expected To Take a Plea
Six police officers accused of murdering two Kianjokoma brothers are back in court and are expected to take plea. The latest report comes when High Court dismissed the application by the six officers connected to the murder of the slain two Kianjokoma brothers, to have their bodies exhumed.
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.
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 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.
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;
The case involving the tragic death of the two Kianjokoma brothers takes a new twist as the six police officers involved in the death of the brothers now want the body to be exhumed in order to allow for further invesito take place. All these come after the six through their lawyer Danstan Omari made claims that the two boys might have jumped from a moving police vehicle, something that might have led to their death.
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.
Police brutality has been on the rise especially during the curfew period as a way of curbing the surge in Covid-19 infections in Kenya. Reports from Independent Police Oversight Authority (POA) shows that 31 cases of police brutality in enforcing the curfew directives while there are 87 complaints lodged against police.