Six police officers namely Benson Mbuthia, Consolota Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono and James Mwanikiwere have finally been charged with the murder of the two Kianjakoma brothers.
The six cops pleaded not guilty to the two counts of murder before justice Daniel Agembo.
“I have entered a plea of not guilty for all the accused persons in both counts,” judge Daniel Ogembo said.
It was reported that on August 1st the six cops murdered the two brothers Benson and Emmanuel Ndwiga.
There was previously a back and forth as two sets of lawyers claimed to be representing the accused.
Six lawyers had been appointed by the state to represent all but one of the accused persons.
But the six cops said that they did not want the state-appointed lawyers. Therefore the six lawyers withdrew from the case saying that they had been fired by the six cops. So they had no option but to withdraw since they could not act alongside the other privately-appointed lawyers.
Previously the six cops had also filed a case in court seeking to have the bodies of the two boys exhumed. Because when the postmortem was conducted the petitioners chosen pathologists were not present.
The prosecution has asked the court to have the four male suspects remanded at Industrial Area. And their female associates are to be held at Lang’ata Women’s Prison pending any application before the court. The hearing of their bail application will be conducted on September 22.