Two Nairobi County Government officials Alfred Maranya Ogesi alias Brown and Julius OmanyO Ochieng accused of murder before Nairobi Law court.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Two Nairobi County Government officials accused to be behind a spate of killings of hawkers in Nairobi have been detained for three day’s to allow police to complete their investigations.
They were arraigned in court this morning before Nairobi Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani who allowed police to detain the officers at Kamkunji police station.
This after the investigation officer Vincent Langat moved to court seeking for more time to investigate the two suspects known as Alfred Maranya Ogesi alias Brown and Julius OmanyO Ochieng who are alleged to have committed murdered
Mr. Langat in his application said he needs to take the suspects for a medical assessment to ascertain whether they are fit to stand a trial.
“The investigation officer is yet to receive the information stating the charge from the director of public prosecutions” said Ondimu.
The officer said the two suspects are providing them with crucial information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects still at large.
“The identification parade is yet to be conducted by the witness who has recorded their statement” Sid Langat in his affidavit.
On Friday court ordered an employee of Nairobi County will remain in police custody for three to allow the completion of investigation on a case of murder.
Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruoity issued the orders after the investigating officer senior sergeant Judith Tuwei applied for more time to hold Marigo Protus Sarara.
The officer told the court that the suspect was arrested late yesterday and he is being investigated on case murder of city hawker in 2014.
The court heard that suspect who is city council askali is providing good information that will lead to the arrest of others who are said to be on the run.
The court directed that suspect be produced on Monday 12 in court. He will be held at Kamkunji police station
Police have arrested the man suspected to be behind a spate of killings of hawkers in Nairobi. The suspect, Mr Protus Sakala alias Salala, was arrested by flying squad officers on Thursday night, barely hours after Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko’s public outcry over the alleged harassment and killings of hawkers by rogue county askaris.
According to Sonko, at the time of the arrest, Salala, who is county askari, was armed with a ceska pistol which he says has already been confiscated by the police.
The Nairobi Senator further offered money to anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the named suspects.
“I’m offering a reward of Sh100, 000 to anyone who will give information leading to the arrest of the three other suspects who are still at large. My special thanks goes to the DPP and the DCI for a job well done,” he said.