SONKO BAILS OUT “PEOPLE’S” COP.

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Nairobi senator mike Sonko leaving Milimani law courts accompanied by Titus Ngamau alias Katitu supporters after he bailed out Katitu who has been detained for one year.

BY SAM ALFAN.
Nairobi senator mike Sonko has bailed “the peoples,” cop Titus Ngamau alias Katitu who has been custody for the last two years over alleged murder.

The senator paid cash bail of 1 million shillings for the release of Mr Katitu.

Katitu has been on trial for the murder of two brothers in 2013 at Githurai 45 bus stage.

His arrest sparked street demonstrations in Githurai for three days with members of the public demanding his release.

The officer was released on a cash bail of Sh1Million or a bond of Sh 500 by the high court yesterday after it heard 11 key witnesses who were under witness protection.

“Police should not fear fighting criminals, those arms which are used by criminals they maim mothers, children’s and fathers” said Sonko.

He promised to help all police officer’s who are fighting crimes both in Nairobi and all part of the country.

Kititu supporters urged the senator to vie for the position of Nairobi Governor and promised to vote for him come 2017.

Ruiru Member of Parliament Esther Gathogo who accompanied senator Sonko promised to pay secondary school fee for Katitu son who completed his primary education last year.

Sonko deposited cash 1million in court to enable Mr Katito secure his freedom after one year of detention over the alleged murder.

Mr Sonko has been in front line of fighting crimes in Nairobi including killing of hawkers by the Nairobi county government askari who has been charged in court after the killings attracted senator’s attention.

The court heard that the accused had been in custody for many years awaiting the conclusion of prosecution witness who were under witness protection.

Two years ago, Katitu captured the nation’s attention after residents held protests following his arrest and detention.

His Lawyer Cliff Ombeta made an application for Katitu to be released on bond on the grounds that he has a right to released on bail.

The prosecution did not raise any objection. Justice James Wakiaga said there is no need to deny him bail because all the witnesses who were under witness protection have already testified.

Testifying in the case, a prosecution witness said he identified the deceased by the name Kimani after he found him lying down at the bus stage on April 14, 2013.

“I knew the man by the name Kimani but he was nicknamed ‘Mondo’ and he used to harass people at the stage by forcefully asking for money. In short, he was a thug,” he said.

He added that on the fateful day at around 4pm, he was conducting his normal duties when he heard the gunshots, then a woman screaming for help and that’s when he run to the scene.

The witness said he saw a gang of three men being chased by officers and at that point, he identified Kimani.

According to the witness, Kimani was lying beside one of the buses.

After a while, he said the officers arrived at the scene and among them was Kaititu (pictured left).

“I know Katitu because he used to help us fight insecurity within the area,” said the witness. He said Kimani had been arrested many times by the officers.

11 witnesses have already testified. The case will be heard on March 8, 9 and 10.


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