Four people linked with killing a chief in Marsabit County have been produced before a Nairobi High Court.
Doyo Galgalo, Galmo Guyo Galgalo alias Makanyangu, Bokayo Dida Boru alias Wabaro and Somo Huka Kanchoro were presented in a Nairobi court from Meru law courts where the matter was first registered.
The four are accused of murdering George Godana Darara on 16th December 2018 at Gargasa area in Quilta Karma location in Marsabit Central.
The four suspects are alleged to have committed the offence jointly with others not before court.
The accused appeared Justice James Wakiaga who sought to know why they had been produced in before him and not Meru in regard with the jurisdiction.
The prosecution said that there was a lot of friction among communities in Marsabit and therefore Nairobi was the most prudent place to have the matter.
The defense lawyers however informed the court that Doyo, Galmo and Bokayo were charged in Meru where they denied the charges and were released on a Sh 300,000 cash bail.
Further, they accused the DPP of being unhappy with the bail terms and were therefore looking for a court where they would get stringent bond terms hence decision to have the Meru court discharge them after which re-arrest was done.
The fourth suspect was allegedly arrested on 17th December 2019 and has been in custody since then.
He is yet to plead to the charges on grounds that he has not been taken for a mental assessment test.
The defense further accused the DPP of withholding the assessment report and failing to file it in court.
Justice Wakiaga directed the prosecution to file and serve their response on the issues raised.
The matter will be mentioned on Tuesday 29th for further directions on plea taking and bond terms.
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