Second suspect in Tob Cohen murder case to remain in custody

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Peter Karanja, has been in police custody for over 30 days
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The second suspect in the Dutch businessman Tob Cohen’s murder trial will remain in custody until Friday when the court will determine his bail application.

Peter Karanja who is accused alongside Sarah Wairimu of killing Tob Cohen appeared before the high court Tuesday seeking to be released on bail pending the hearing and determination of the case against him.

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Through his lawyer, Karanja argued that he is not known to any of the witnesses expected to testify in the case and therefore there is no way in law that he will interfere with the said witnesses.

Karanja further sought the be released on reasonable bail and bond terms.

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The prosecution is however opposed to the bail application maintaining that the character of the accused person is questionable..

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The lawyer further claims that Karanja suffers a medical condition that requires constant attention and granting him bond will enable him continue with proper medical

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The main suspect, Cohen’s widow is free after the court freed her on Sh2 million cash bail.

Sarah Wairimu Kamotho was directed to alternatively, deposit Sh4 million bond with two sureties of Sh2 million each.

 

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