Confusion in court as Dead witness is summoned by a State counsel

by Mahakamani News
George Boro (red shirt) walks outside the Limuru courts after attending a case in which three suspects are facing a robbery with violence charges, where they fatally injured his brother Alphaxad Kinyanjui, He is with other brother and a sister.
Image: GEORGE MUGO

A State Counsel who had been recently assigned to Limuru Law courts summoned a dead witness to testify. The dead witness was a taxi driver plying across Nairobi routes. He had been declared dead on arrival at Tigoni Hospital after succumbing to inflicted injuries

Confusion marred the court after the State Counsel mentioned the victims name as one of the witnesses present in court to testify.

However, calmness returned at the court after an intervention from the victim’s brother, George Boro, who informed the State Counsel that the person who he summoned had died on the same night he was shot.

The late Alphaxad Kinyanjui had been shot dead by a gang inside his father’s compound at Kerwa village in Kiambu.

The gang had managed to steal an indeterminate amount of money and a mobile phone from the victim after severely injuring him.

The accused David Njenga, Samuel Gicheha and Solomon Wachira denied the murder allegations and all other charges held against them including robbery with violence.

The Senior principal magistrate, Hon. Evelyn Olwade, scheduled the case for hearing on February 4, 2020.

Nonetheless, the family absolved the State counsel on the basis that he was neither acquainted with the case nor had perused the file as it was expected of him.


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