YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE GOD’S WRATH, COURT WARNS KILLERS WHILE DISMISSING DEATH INQUIRY.

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Nairobi businessman Ashok Shah before a Nairobi Court on Thursday August 17,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY NT REPORTER.

An inquest into the death of a driver burnt alive in his boss car has been closed.

The court ruled that the inquest is inconclusive due to lack of proper investigation, phone data records among others.

“The inquest in inconclusive due to the lack of proper , in-depth and through initials investigations by the security agencies, covering forensic analysis , CCTV analysis , phone data records and securing scene of crime to avoid tampering of evidence” ruled the court.

James Kiarie was burnt in Nairobi businessman Ashok Shah’s car in May 2010.

The court was told that three men broke the car’s windows, poured petrol and set it on fire.

In his judgement, Makadara Law Court Senior Magistrate William Oketch ruled that the inquiry into who killed the said driver failed to point out the killers.

However the court noted that the killers will not escape Gods justice.

“With heavy heart and consolation to the victim affected by this heinous crime, the court concludes this inquest has hit a dead-end  due to lack of sufficient evidence to point out the killers who are at large but will never escape God justice” court observed.

Lawyer Francis moriasi with his client businessman Hiten Raja speaking to journalists outside MAakandara law courts on Friday August 18,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.
Lawyer Francis moriasi with his client businessman Hiten Raja speaking to journalists outside MAakandara law courts on Friday August 18,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

Further the court directed the inquest file be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution and be closed.

The allegations and assertions that Ashok Shah’s former business partner Hiten Raja was involved in the attack was dismissed.

BACKGROUND.

During the hearing, court was told businessman Ashok Shah and his partner Hiten Raja had quarreled before he was set a blaze in his car where his driver died.

Shah’s lawyer Pravin Schandler told the inquiry probing the death of James Kiarie that his client escaped death narrowly.

Pravin told court that he was the one who transacted a property business between Shah and Raja in 2007 at Lower Kabete and it had both their names.

He said the property had no issues until 2008 when Shah told him the land was being claimed the later Jacob Juma.

The court heard Pravin advised Shah to take another lawyer to pursue the case against Jacob Juma since the matter had criminality and litigation.

“A meeting was scheduled for them to settle the matter where Shah, Raja and Mannish were waiting for them at village market since Raja had asked to be given back his money”, Pravin said.

He said he told them the matter at the High court was going in the right direction but Raja insisted that he wanted his money back.

Mannish was a friend to Raja who said that he had invested in the property through him and he demanded a refund.

The matter was calmed as Raja continued to insist on having his money returned.

Makadara Law Court Senior Magistrate William Oketch who closed the inquest due to lack of evidence on Friday August 18,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.
Makadara Law Court Senior Magistrate William Oketch who closed the inquest due to lack of evidence on Friday August 18,2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

Mannish however told Shah and Pravin that he they will look for an alternative to get back their money, the court was told.

In the previous hearing, Shah told resident magistrate William Oketch that he was called by someone called Ali in 2010 to check into a building in Parklands which was for sale.

He said he had left his driver in the car and when he went back, three men came and broke the car’s window and poured petrol and set in on fire.

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