An alleged boyfriend to slain National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) employee June Jerop has moved to the high court seeking to stop his prosecution.
Jesse Wafula Wakukha has filed an application under certificate of urgency at the Milimani Constitutional and Human Rights Division saying that he is innocent.
Through his lawyer John Swaka, Wafula who is among three people in police custody in connection with the murder of Jerop, wants the court to issue that order pending before he is charged.
He wants the court to vacate orders of arrest issued on April 5/2023 and release him from any further incarceration pending the hearing and determination of this application.
“My client wants the court to issue temporary orders restraining Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Inspector General of Police, SCCIO Makadara and DCIO officers at Makadara from arresting, arraigning in court and charging him pending the hearing and determination of this petition, “added Swaka.
He also wants the prosecution to be stopped from harassing, intimidating, persecuting, arbitrarily arresting or detaining him pending the hearing and determination of this suit.
Wafula also wants the court to suspend his criminal charges pending the hearing of the petition.
He says on the day he is said to have traveled to Bungoma, he went there to conduct his business.
Wafula who is an ICT expert says he was arrested on March 23 where he was accused of murder of June Jerop Kangogo.
He says that he was contacted by Jerop on March 17/2023 and March 18, 2023 but they did not manage to talk. Both times the deceased tried to contact him; he did not manage to answer.
“I was informed of Jerop’s death by police officers and before I could comprehend that she is no more, I was arrested, “he added.
He says that the police have not adduced any evidence linking him with that death and he insists that he was in Bungoma.
Wafula says that he is being detained while he is innocent.
He says that his right to movement is being violated.
June Jerop Kangogo went missing on the 18th of last month before her body was discovered by pedestrians in Jamhuri two days later.
Detectives believe the murder of a 36-year-old woman who was found murdered and her badly deformed body dumped in Jamhuri estate in Nairobi is linked to her place of work.
What links the death to her work is the fact that all three suspects in custody are employees at NITA and work in the accounts department.
The suspects include Jerop’s boyfriend Jessie Wafula.
He was arrested together with his accomplices Allan Wafula and Timothy Masika.
Allan had quit the agency more than a year ago, his colleagues say.
Further, prior to her death, insiders have told police the deceased and one of the suspects had been summoned by their bosses for grilling over some questionable deals and missing money at NITA.