The High Court has certified as urgent an application by six police officers linked to the death of Kianjokoma brothers to have the bodies of the two brothers exhumed.
Justice Antony Mirima on Friday, further directed that the matter be mentioned in Wednesday, September 7, 2021 for further directions.
The six had on Thursday through lawyer Danstan Omari, directed the court to issue an order of exhumation of the two brothers for purpose of conducting an autopsy by independent pathologist to be appointed by them.
“When the postmortem in the case of death of the two deceased brothers was conducted the petitioners chosen pathologist were not present, thus it is prejudical having a postmortem report by the state,” Omari arged.
The six had also sued IPOA, DPP and the IG arguing that the case should be an inquest not a prosecution.
The officers claimed that the two brothers jumped from the land cruiser which lead to their death. They told the court that they should not be charged with murder.
“The suspect were being ferried together in the same police van, the deceased persons in a suicidal act while escaping lawful custody jumped out of the moving police vehicle, thus succumbing to injuries,” read court documents.
The officers, who were all attached to Manyatta police station, Embu County, want the court to release their phone to allow them to transact on M-Pesa to make payment to their families.