4 APs in lawyer Kimani, client murder case ‘have right to bail’
Lawyer says witnesses already under protection
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-
Suspects Peter Ngugi Kamau, Leonard Mwangi Maina, Silvia wanjiku wanjohi, Stephen Cheburet Morogo and Fredrick ole Leliman Maasai at the Milimani law courts