Makadara Court has freed an alleged boyfriend of slain NITA employee June Jerop on police bond pending the hearing and determination of an application in court.
Principal Magistrate Eric Mutunga has ordered the release of Jesse Wafula on similar conditions to the two others Allan Wafula and Timothy Masika who were arrested together with him.
“The police Bond will be determined by the investigation officer in respect to the gravity of the offense,”added Mutunga.
The magistrate added that the investigations be conducted as per the letter dated April 13/2023,”Mutunga ruled.
Mutunga has directed Wafula to comply with any directions given by the Investigation Officer during that process.
Wafula had moved to the high court on April 12/2023 seeking to suspend his criminal charges pending the hearing of that petition.
Wafula through lawyer John Swaka wanted the court to set aside, vary and review the orders issued on April 5, and release and/or discharge him from any further incarceration as relates to Misc E288 of 2023 pending the hearing and determination of the application.
Swaka wanted the court to grant Wafula anticipatory bail pending charges on terms the court may deem fit to impose.
Wafula is among three people in police custody in connection with the murder of Jerop.
Others are Allan Wafula and Timothy Masika.
“My client wants the court to issue temporary orders restraining the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, 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,” Swaka claims in court documents.
He says on the day he is said to have travelled to Bungoma, he went there to conduct his business.
Wafula who is an ICT expert says he was arrested on March 23 when he was accused of the murder of June Jerop Kangogo.
He says that he was contacted by Jerop on March 17 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.