LAWYERS FOR THE KIANJOKOMA BROTHERS POLICE SUSPECT'S HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE CASE.
The six suspects in the Kianjokoma killings will have their pleas heard on September 2 by the High Court.
This comes after their attorneys, Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, withdrew from the case, claiming that their orders only allowed them to take the plea on August 31. The deferral, according to Judge Daniel Ogembo, will allow them to hire state attorneys to represent them in the murder prosecution.
On Wednesday, August 1, the suspect will appear before the deputy registrar and will be represented by lawyers. The officers had previously objected to plea taking through their attorneys after the prosecution informed the court that the investigation into the murder of the two boys in Embu was complete and that they were fit to stand trial.
The culprits were apprehended on August 17 when it was revealed that two brothers had died after being imprisoned for allegedly breaking COVID-19 guidelines. Mutyambai stated that the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was fully involved, and that it was a multi-agency team effort to guarantee that justice was done. The investigation is looking into what happened between the time Njiru and Mutura were picked up from their butcher shop and when their remains were taken to the morgue.