Four police officers found guilty for the offence if murder against lawyer willy kimani and two others will be sentence on 3rd February 2023.
Trial judge justice Jessi Lessit said she needed time to consider mitigation and probation report for the court to make conclusion
The matter came up today for defence lawyer to highlight submission for mitigation by defence lawyers and the court said it needs time to consider the same before passing the sentence.
Lawyer Cliff Ombeta for the first accused Frederick Leilan and Stephen Chebulet did submit that the two are remorseful and do apologise to the families of the victims over the incident that occurred in 23rd June 2016.
” You honor ,through soul searching the two have reconciled and considered the offence and since then they have become Christians”Lawyer Ombeta said.
He further told the judge that the two comes from very poor families,they have children to take care the courts do consider sentence
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He also said the two having been in prison for the last six years have since take studies in religious studies and according to the probation reports their families were shocked over their arrest and charge of murder as they are known to be good officers from the communities where they come from.
On his part Katwan Kigen did submit on behalf 9f the third accused Silvya Wanjiku that the court do consider what is contained in the judgement that she was to directly involved in the incident.
The accused was only an officer at the reception and she only failed to enter the names of the the deceased in the occurrence book.
He urged the court to consider non custodial sentence.
For the fourth accused person Peter Njoroge ,the court was urged to rely on the submissions filed in passing the sentence. The four officers were charged for the offence of murder against lawyer Willy Kimani Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri.
The three were arrested at the entrance of Movoko law court and were booked at Syokimau police post before their bodies were found in river Ol-Donyo Sabuk, in Athi River sub county.
By Rodgers Oduor