Willie Kimani murder: High court convicts 4 suspects

Three cops blamed for killing legal counselor Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and cabbie, Joseph Muiruri have been viewed as at legitimate fault for homicide.

In a judgment followed through on Friday, July 22, Justice Jessie Lessit decided that the arraignment had demonstrated without question that the three contrived to kill their casualties and proceeded to execute a very much oiled plan to execute the people in question.

One of the four who were being investigated was, in any case, delivered after the arraignment neglected to connect him to the homicide.

The three found liable are Fredrick Leliman, Stephen Cheburet and Sylvia Wanjiku. Leonard Mwangi, who was the fourth charged, was liberated.

Suspects in the murder of Willie Kimani
A file image of suspects in the murder of Willie Kimani

Likewise found blameworthy was Peter Ngugi, a police source blamed for assisting the three with executing the homicide plan.

The four were tracked down liable on every one of the three counts of homicide.

The adjudicator expressed that the indictment had demonstrated that the three officials had acted with the normal aim of hurting the Mavoko three.

Lessit decided that Leliman – who had shot Mwenda during a police stop in 2015 – was the main draftsman of the homicide and began arranging the execution of the boda rider after the occurrence was accounted for to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA).

The Judge expressed that the indictment gave proof to demonstrate that a gathering among Leliman and one of the denounced officials at a bar in Machakos district occurred and Leliman deplored that the case would get him sacked.

Further, Lessit noticed that Ngugi – the police source – moved away from the homicide after he affirmed that he was entrusted with following the Mavoko three after he was educated that police were exploring them.

Prior to making her decision, Justice Lessit noticed that the protection group had mentioned that she recuses herself from the case following her advancement to the Appellant Court.

Nonetheless, she kept up with that her kept knowing about the case was sacred as the court had hauled for a really long time. She additionally noticed that the matter was of public interest assuming she had recused herself, it would have been a treachery to the family.

“The court has required five years to hear the case, hampered by many variables, and the most difficult being the pandemic which shut down courts for a specific period,” she expressed.

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