Nakuru High Court ac­quits man of mur­der charges as ma­jor wit­nesses fail to tes­tify

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

A mur­der sus­pect was yes­ter­day ac­quit­ted by the High Court in Nakuru. Reuben Kip­ngetich could not hide his hap­pi­ness be­fore the court af­ter the judge ac­quit­ted him of the mur­der charges. He was ac­cused of killing Do­minic Ki­plan­gat on May 26 at Senetwet vil­lage, Narok South. Jus­tice Mau­reen Odero freed Reuben Kip­ngetich on grounds the prose­cu­tion had not proven the case beyond a rea­son­able doubt. She said the prose­cu­tion failed to pro­duce the ma­jor wit­nesses to tes­tify, even af­ter sev­eral ad­journ­ments were granted. The prose­cu­tion pro­duced six wit­nesses. The wit­nesses said they found the de­ceased ly­ing on the ground with a stab wound in the shoul­der. Odero said the in­ves­ti­ga­tions of­fi­cer was not called to tes­tify. She said the doc­tor who con­ducted the post­mortem also failed to ap­pear to tes­tify on the find­ings and the cause of death.

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