Six police officers suspected to have taken part in the killing of two brothers in Kianjokoma village, Embu County, now wants the bodies exhumed for conduct autopsy by Independent Pathologist so that justice can be achieved.
Through their lawyer Danstan Omari, the six are Corporal Benson Mbuthia, Corporal Consolata Kariuki, Constable Martin Wanyama, Constable Lilian Cherono, Constable Nicholus Sang, and Constable James Mwaniki also want the court to order for conduction of an inquest in respect of deceased prior to their arraignment for plea taking.
“We are seeking orders restraining the six police officers from taking plea in any criminal court within the jurisdiction in respect of the death of the two brothers until the aforesaid inquest aforementioned is concluded or this application is heard and determined,” said Omari.
The six are also seeking to be released on reasonable bail or bond terms pending the conclusion of an inquest in respect of the death of the two brothers.
“My clients want the court to issue conservatory orders restraining the prosecution from commencing any criminal proceedings relating to the death of the deceased until the inquest is completed,” added Omari.
The accused are also seeking to have their mobile phones released so that they can withdrawal of monies, making payments and or send monies to their families and or lawyers at the IPOA, DPP and IG.
Omari says that unless the reliefs sought are granted, the police’s rights to a fair administrative action will be violated considering to the controversy under which the deceased passed away.
In an affidavit filed by Nicholus Sang, police employed by the police officer attached to Manyatta Police Station, Embu County, they are seeking justice as their rights have been violated due to continuous incarceration without proper investigation.
“We are all police officers held in custody at Capitol Hill Police Station,” said Sang.
He says that the two brothers passed away due to injuries sustained as they flew custody. They want the matter to be certified urgent and deserving to be heard during the vacation period.