Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi on Tuesday 17 August 2021, accused the police officers of trying to cover up the murder of Kianjokoma brothers.
Talking during his submission made before the Milimani law courts, Have claimed that the six officers together with their other counterparts tried to interfere with evidence in the murder case.
Have stated that the six officers worked closely with their colleagues to conceal the exact circumstances surrounding the killing of the two brothers Benson Ndwiga and Emmanuel Ndwiga early this month.
“It should be noted that the motor vehicle where Benson and Emmanuel are alleged to have jumped out of was torched in circumstances that may lead credence in suspicion of the destruction of evidence,” Havi claimed.
The LSK President further stated that there were attempts to transfer the six police officers to safe zones shortly after the transfer of their commanders.
Havi further submitted to the court that there was sufficient need to ensure that there was no interference in the investigations of the death of the two brothers.
This is after Corporals Consolota Njeri and Benson Mbuthia, and Police Constables Lilian Cherono, Martin Wanyama, Nicholas Sang and James Mwaniki were listed as the main suspects in the murder of the Kianjakoma brothers.
The list of the list was given by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority, (IPOA) with the six arraigned at the Milimani law courts yesterday.
They were charged with the murder of the two brothers who allegedly died in the hands of police under unclear circumstances.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai suspended the six officers with immediate effect to pave way for investigations and further prosecution in accordance with the law.
A statement from the National Police Service Commission read yesterday indicated that the six have since been interdicted and will be on half salary with their police powers stripped.
They will be required to make mandatory reports to their home area Officer Commanding Station (OCS) every two weeks pending the hearing and determination of their murder case.