Three more suspects in court over murder of Murang’a prison warder

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Three more suspects among them a woman were early Friday arraigned before a Murang’a court over the gruesome murder of prison warden Pauline Wanjiru.

The three Joseph Otieno Ochieng, Rogers Namukolo and Mary Amollo will be detained for 14 days to allow police conclude investigations with their case set to be mentioned on the 31st of May.

The court however released Peterson Njiru, the alleged boyfriend to the deceased, with an order to appear before the directorate of criminal investigation offices in Murang’a town when required.

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Joseph Otieno Ochieng, Rogers Namukolo and Mary Amollo appeared before Resident Magistrate Sheila Nyaga facing murder charges over the killing Wangari, a prison warden at the Murang’a GK Prisons.

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Phoebe Okomo who is the investigating officer in the case sought to have the court grant the prosecution more time to conclude investigations.

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Okomo told the court that the three were arrested on their way to Kisumu on Thursday and could be a flight risk if released on bond or cash bail.

The prosecution requested that detectives be allowed to search residential houses of the suspects, as some belongings of the deceased went missing immediately after her murder.

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The suspects did not object to the application with the court granting the investigation team a further two weeks to detain them at the Murang’a Police station.

The court also issued a search warrant with the case scheduled to be mentioned on May 31.

 

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