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July 18, 2018

Key suspect in lawyer Willie murder case ‘a form 2 dropout’

Dr Kizzie Shako a Pathologist based at police surgery,traffic and forensic unit under the Ministry of Health swears by the Bible before testifying  in a case involving  the  killing of  lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver  at a Milimani court on Tuesday,July 18. /COLLINS KWEYU
Dr Kizzie Shako a Pathologist based at police surgery,traffic and forensic unit under the Ministry of Health swears by the Bible before testifying in a case involving the killing of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver at a Milimani court on Tuesday,July 18. /COLLINS KWEYU

The key suspect in the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, senior sergeant Fredrick Leliman, dropped out of school in form two.

Leliman led an undercover police unit comprising a team of five plainclothes officers. Their job was to patrol Mlolongo and organise sting operations to bust criminals.

Dr Kizzie Shako (pictured) conducted a mental examination of the administration officer before he and four others were charged with the murders of Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muiruri. Shako said he was in fair condition although in low mood.

“He was composed, his memory was intact, he was conversant and spoke fluently in English, Kiswahili and Maasai.”

The three disappeared on June 23.

Other than Leliman, three other AP officers — Stephen Cheburet, Sylvia Wanjiku and Leonard Maina — have denied killing the three. Also charged is police informer Peter Ngugi, alias Brown.

Trial judge Jessie Lesiit also heard that Ngugi is a standard eight drop out and was composed and calm when he appeared before a police doctor for mental examination. Shako said she found all the suspects to be in fair condition.

Lesiit was also told a file containing a traffic case against Mwenda was always locked. Caroline Adhiambo, a judiciary officer based at the Mavoko law courts, where the case is pending, told Lesiit that Mwenda was accused of violating traffic laws, failing to wear protective gear and resisting arrest.

She said six police officers were witnesses in that case, among them Leliman. The case continues.

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