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