Bail application for 6 cops facing murder charges filed

by Lawyer Wanz

Six police officers who were charged with the murder of two brothers in Kianjokoma, Embu County have filed a bail application.

The six police officers are seeking to be released on bail pending hearing and determination of the case.

The six, Benson Mbuthia, Consolota Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono and James Mwanikiwer, have been in custody at since their arrest last month.

Last week they were each charged with two counts of murder before justice Daniel Ogembo.

They denied the charges and were detained at Industrial Area and Lang’ata Women’s Remand prisons pending hearing of the bail application.

The court directed that the hearing of the bail application be conducted on September 22.

The are accused of killing Benson Njiru and Emmanuel Mutura who had been arrested over violation of curfew order.

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