KIANJOKOMA

Cops in Kianjokoma brothers case granted bail, barred from entering Embu

One of the suspects - Benson Mputhia - who hails from Meru, has been allowed to transit through Embu.

In Summary

• They have each been ordered to pay a Sh3 million bond or an alternative cash bail of Sh300,000.

• Justice Daniel Ogembo has further barred them from going to Kianjokoma, where the offence took place or Embu county.

Six police officers accused of killing two brothers in Kianjokoma, Embu county, have been released on bail. https://bit.ly/3o0yl2U

Six police officers accused of killing two brothers in Kianjokoma, Embu county, have been released on bail.

They are Benson Mputhia, Consolata Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruyoit, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Chemuna and James Mwaniki.

They have each been ordered to pay a Sh3 million bond or an alternative cash bail of Sh300,000.

Justice Daniel Ogembo has further barred them from going to Kianjokoma, where the offence took place or Embu county.

However, one of the suspects - Mputhia - who hails from Meru, has been allowed to transit through Embu as he goes to his home in Meru.

The cops in September pleaded not guilty to murdering the two brothers.

It is alleged that on the night of August 1 and 2 they murdered Benson and Emmanuel Ndwiga.

They denied two counts of murder.

The prosecution had asked the court to remand the men at Industrial Area prison while the two women were remanded at Langata Prison.

The six police officers had alleged the two brothers jumped from a Land Cruiser to escape being charged.

Ibrahim Shunu, senior investigating officer, said the two were assaulted by the police during their arrest.

In his affidavit to the court, Shunu said that he took statements regarding the incident that led to their death and it was clear that they had been assaulted.