Missing lawyer among two others found dead in Ol-Donyo Sabuk

By Marie Yambo

Controversy over the missing lawyer, his client and taxi driver deepened Friday after two bodies believed to be that of the lawyer and the taxi driver were retrieved from the Oldonyo Sabuk river.

The bodies of the two were transferred to the city mortuary amid questions over who could have been behind the murders.

The latest discovery coming after the High court in Nairobi granted orders sought by the Law society of Kenya seeking to compel the Inspector General of Police and the Directorate of criminal investigations to produce the three missing persons.  

After holding demonstrations on Wednesday seeking audience with Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on the whereabouts of Lawyer Willy Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri ,the Law Society of Kenya  moved to court seeking court orders to compel the IG and the Directorate of criminal investigations to produce the three arguing that the duty of protecting individuals lie with the state.

The two are believed to have been tortured and later strangled to death. A third body also believed to be that of Kimani’s client is said to have slipped back into the river as rescuers were retrieving the bodies. The three are said to have been last seen on the 23rd of June as they entered the Syokimau AP camp.

Lawyer Willy Kimani was representing his client Josphat Mwendwa in a case of police brutality before the Independent Police Oversight Authority with a police officer from the Syokiamau AP camp alleged to have been involved in brutalizing Kimani’s client.

The two bodies are now awaitinga post-mortem examination to determine the cause and manner of death.


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