The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has filed a miscellaneous application in Milimani court seeking to detain Denis Karani Gachoki,the man suspected to be behind Mirema daylight shooting for fourteen days as they carry on the investigation linking the suspect to the murder.
In the application, the prosecution mentioned that the 14 days would give them time to travel to Nakuru County to get a phone believed to be having vital information much needed as evidence to in the prosecution.
Considered to be a flight risk, the DCI officer also noted that the accused person has no fixed residence.
“Since we’re not certain of the suspect’s fixed residence, we need time to zero in on between Kiambu, Nakuru and Mombasa to recover the firearms and other dangerous weapons believed to be in the suspect’s possession,” said the prosecution.
The prosecution stated that the team had not conducted thorough investigations within the short time including getting the contacts of the family of Samuel Mugoh and other witnesses who are still traumatised by the incident.
“Given the short time we had, we are yet to reach the family of Samuel Mugoh, because we understand they are still greaving and the witness we had is still traumatised so when we need to give her time to get back to normal senses so that we can capture sufficient evidence,”Lelakenya added.
The application has been granted by the senior Magistrate Caroline Muthoni Njagi after expressing satisfaction with the prosecution’s prayer citing that the matter before the court was so grave that the accused persons must be detained in a lawful custody for the period requested as the prosecution unravels possibility of the accused person’s involvement in the murder.
“Following the application, the court orders the accused person be detained at the Kasarani Police station for the next fourteen days as the DCI carries on with investigations, after which the accused person will be brought back on the 8th June to take plea,” Njagi said.
By Rodgers Oduor
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