Suspects in Kilimani shooting to be detained for 12 days

Two suspects accused of killing a middle-aged man at the city’s Kilimani area will spend a further twelve days in police custody after the prosecution was granted more time to finalize investigations. 

Robert Ouko Bodo and Chris Philip Obure, who are at the center of the mysterious shooting of 28-year-old Kevin Omwenga, were arrested on Saturday following a shooting incident at the Galana suites in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

They will have to spend their nights on the cold floors of police cells at Kilimani and Kileleshwa police stations.

Principal Magistrate Derrick Kuto issued his ruling based on submissions made on Monday where the prosecution had filed for a miscellaneous application seeking custodial orders.

The prayer sought to have the accused detained for 14 days to allow the investigating officer Bashir Boya complete investigations into the shooting incident.

According to the prosecution, the two key witnesses were yet to record statements, have their finger prints taken as well as undertake photo profiling.

Other pending investigations include analysis of CCTV footage in possession of detectives from the police cyber-crime unit as well as ballistic analysis of the firearm recovered from the suspects.

The mentioned of the case was set for 4th September.


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