Four Police officers accused in the murder of Human Rights Lawyer Willie Kimani are seeking to be released on bail citing Covid-19 related challenges.
Administration Police officers Fredrick Leliman, Sylvia Wanjiru, Leonard Mwangi and Stephen Cheburet filed an application for bail at Milimani Law Courts.
Through lawyers Cliff Ombeta and Katwa Kigen they asked for a date when their application will be heard.
Justice Jessie Lessit heard that the application was filed in March of this year and due to the COVID-19 pandemic they could not be heard sooner.
The victim’s lawyers and LSK who are interested parties in the case said they had never heard of the bail application.
Judge Lessit directed the defense to serve all parties with the bail application within the next seven days and they also have seven days to respond to the application.
In the application, the accused want the court to release them on reasonable bail saying they fear that they might get COVID-19 while in custody.