2 ri­fles used to kill 12 cops in Baragoi match sus­pects’ arms, says ex­pert

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Two of the ri­fles used in the mas­sacre of 12 po­lice of­fi­cers in Baragoi four years ago were re­cov­ered from sus­pects. Firearms ex­am­iner Alex Mwan­dawiro told Jus­tice Maureen Odero that 17 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion and two G3 ri­fles col­lected from the mur­der scene in the Suguta Val­ley were pre­sented to him for ex­am­i­na­tion. “I was to com­pare the ri­fles’ se­rial num­bers with the am­mu­ni­tion re­cov­ered from the scene,” he said. Mwan­dawiro said the am­mu­ni­tion came from the two ri­fles re­cov­ered from the sus­pects’ houses. Ac­cused in the killing of 12 of the 42 slain of­fi­cers are Na­chola MCA Lawrence Lorun­yei, chiefs Christo­pher Lokarach, Sammy Amo­jong, Jeremiah Eku­rao and Loomwa Looyen and po­lice re­servists Ekai Loyee and Ewoo Losike. The case was ad­journed to Fe­bru­ary 1 next year. State coun­sel Amos Chig­iti said he needed time to call the two re­main­ing wit­nesses.

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