Two suspects have been charged with attempted murder of former Garissa finance Executive Idris Aden Muktar.
The two Mohamud Hussein Aden and Juliet Charity Njoki are accused on 19 of August this year at White Star Restaurant along Kandara road jointly with others not before court unlawfully attempted to cause death of Idris Muktar Adam by shooting and injuring Muktar.
Prosecution further accused the two that on diverse dates between 1 of July and 27 of September this at unknown place in Nairobi , jointly with others not before court conspired to kill city lawyer Charles Njiru Kanjama.
They denied the charges before Nairobi chief magistrate Francis Andayi.
However , the two will remain in custody until 18 of September pending bail ruling after prosecution opposed their release.
DPP through Senior Assistant prosecutor Solomon Njiru said the plan to execute Muktar was a well designed web making the matter very complicated and complex and the investigations are still ongoing to unravel other conspirators.
“This conspirators involved are many people. The police has managed to arrest the two and another one who committed suicide and others are yet to be arrested” Njeru said.
The prosecution opposed the accused from being released on bail, saying that they are likely to impede the arrest of other suspects being sought by the police.
They said the accused persons who are husband and wife lives near the Kenya-Somali border and if released, they may sneak out out the jurisdiction of the court.
Prosecution has given Compelling reasons to deny bail and urge the court to order accused person to remain in custody pending hearing and determination of this criminal case” Njeru told the trial court.
Prosecution said the victim is unable to talk and cannot express himself and releasing the accused on bail while other conspirators have not been arrested, they can continue with their plan and finish their mission to kill the victim who is under critical condition at Nairobi hospital.
“Idris Aden Muktar is admitted at the intensive unit at Nairobi Hospital in critical conditions and there is danger if the accused persons are released they may attempt to inflict more harm on him” Njeru told the court.
“The family of the victim is living in fear. Most of the witnesses are relative of the accused persons” said prosecutor.
The court was also told that, one of the suspect David Mwai Wanjiru died while in police custody and the matter is under investigations.
Prosecution said due to the seriousness of injuries inflicted on the victim with gunshot on the head and the critical state health of the victim.
“It is desirous to await the victim’s full recovery to enable him narrate his side of the story to give a proper perspective to the case”. Investigative office told the court in his affidavit.
Detective said according to the investigations, there is intense animosity on the part of the victim and the accused persons families and entire community within Garissa County is very charged and there’s very high likelihood that the if the accused persons are released their lives are in danger.
Mohamud lawyers opposed the prosecutuon application saying reasons given were not compelling reasons to warrant denial of bail.
They said accused has been in custody forthe last 25 days and orders of detention were issued in absent of his lawyer.
The trial magistrate directed that Njoki be remanded in Kilimani police station while Adan be held at Gigiri until Friday when the court will rule whether they be released on bond.