Court defers Wairimu’s plea taking to next week

Sarah Wairimu the main suspect in the murder of the late Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen has failed to take plea for the second time after the court deferred the plea taking to 1st October.

Justice Stella Mutuku postponed the plea taking to allow the director of public prosecution time to establish whether lawyer Philip Murgor’s appointment as a state prosecutor was revoked.

After spending 30 days in custody in connection with the murder of  Tob Cohen, Sarah Wairimu will continue to be detained at the Langata Women Prison for another five days  for the DPP  to clarify the status of lawyer Philip Murgor in the case.

This is after lawyers representing Cohen family contested Sarah’s representation claiming lawyer Philip Murgor’s appointment as a state prosecutor is yet to be revoked.

However appearing before Justice Stella Mutuku, Murgor challenged the application terming it  as a distraction and waste of time insisting  that he resigned as a state prosecutor on 7th March this year.

The prosecution further said that it will file contempt proceedings against Murgor and his client Sarah Wairimu for allegedly commenting on the case outside court during the burial of the late Cohen on 24th September.

Elsewhere, the Court of Appeal has quashed an appeal by Kenya Ports Authority that sought to block a case challenging the Standard Gauge Railway transportation order.

The directive was triggered by a 2014 take-or-pay agreement entered between KPA and Kenya Railways Cooperation

Finally, the Malindi court has heard that two police officers charged with the murder of an unarmed 17-year-old Katana Kazungu in Kilifi county tried to conceal evidence after shooting the boy.

During the hearing of the case before Justice Reuben Nyakundi three witnesses told the court that that on a material day they were ambushed by the police officers who ordered them to lie down.

It emerged that the late Kazungu was shot while trying to escape after they were ambushed by the security officers.

Simeon Oyoo Ayodo and Amos Kiptoo Kipsang are charged with the murder of the class seven pupil of Ndatani primary school in Kaloleni constituency.




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