The High Court has warned detectives investigating the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their cab driver Joseph Muiruri, against conducting shoddy investigations.
Justice Luka Kimaru urged the institutions involved specifically the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to ensure the probe passes the integrity test.
“We don’t want bungled investigations,” Justice Kimaru directed.
The judge also tasked CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro to present a full report on the inquiry in a week’s time.
Mr Muhoro is also required to append his signature on the report.
The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) additionally want the river where the bodies of the three were found, the area near Syokimau AP Camp and the village where their vehicle was found to be put under serious police surveillance.
The lawyer also urged the court to ensure any witness or a potential witness was put under protection before and during the hearing of the case..
“The emotions are so high that the suspects and the accused persons in this matter would also be killed if they are set free. People are mourning everywhere over the departure of our deceased colleague.”
Further, the lawyer wanted the state to be compelled to make monthly payment to the families of the deceased, “pending the finalization of the suit. They need money.”
Safaricom has also been asked to provide more phone data for the suspects and the victims since the case will largely depend on circumstantial evidence.
Safaricom through their lawyer Stephen Kiptinness however want to be discharged from the proceedings.