Constable Titus Ngamau Musila alias Katitu with his lawyer Cliff Ombeta outside a court after the hearing of a case katito is accused of murder.
BY SAM ALFAN.
A prosecution witness has confirmed to the high criminal division court that she saw a policeman kill a man at Githurai 45 bus stage in Nairobi County.
The woman, who is under witness protection, told the court that on April 14, 2014 she and her boyfriend were headed to Nairobi’s central business district from Ruiru, Kiambu County when they witnessed the shooting.
Through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Constable Titus Ngamau Musila alias Katitu told Justice James Wakianga that he has been in remand for a very long time, was not a flight risk and should therefore be granted bail.
“My client has been in custody since the day he was charged last year and he has not interfered with any witness,” Mr Ombeta said.
The prosecution said that five witnesses who are police officers are scheduled to testify against the accused.
The prosecution insisted that the accused would interfere with witnesses if released on bail and thus key witnesses must testify before his release.
Katitu was denied bail and will remain in custody at the Industrial Area prison until all the key witnesses testify.
He is accused of killing Kenneth Kimani Mwangi. Katitu’s arrest sparked protests in Githurai, with residents saying he helped improve security.