4 APs in lawyer Ki­mani, client mur­der case ‘have right to bail’

Lawyer says wit­nesses al­ready un­der pro­tec­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics - CA­ROLE MAINA @MainaCa­role

Four Ad­min­is­tra­tion Po­lice of­fi­cers charged with the tor­ture and mur­der of lawyer Willy Ki­mani, his client and taxi driver want to be freed on bail.

The prose­cu­tion wants them locked up un­til their trial but yes­ter­day they said it is their right to be freed on bail or bond.

They said noth­ing stops the court from re­leas­ing them be­cause vul­ner­a­ble wit­nesses have been placed in wit­ness pro­tec­tion pro­gramme and they can­not be in­tim­i­dated.

A date for the bail rul­ing has not been set.

Through lawyer Cliff Om­beta, Fredrick Le­li­man, Leonard Mwangi, Stephen Che­bulet and Sil­via Wan­jiku ac­cused the state and “in­ter­ested per­sons” of try­ing to cur­tail their rights.

Om­beta says the state only men­tions ap­pre­hen­sion and fear of their re­lease, which he wants the court to ig­nore. He said the of­fi­cers will abide by the con­di­tions set by the court.

The prose­cu­tion on Thurs­day nar­rated to the court the hor­rific de­tails of how the of­fi­cers, po­lice in­former Peter Ka­mau and an­other man still at large or­ches­trated the plan that even-

/MONICAH MWANGI

Sus­pects Peter Ngugi Ka­mau, Leonard Mwangi Maina, Sil­via wan­jiku wan­johi, Stephen Che­bu­ret Mo­rogo and Fredrick ole Le­li­man Maasai at the Mil­i­mani law courts

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