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Officers In Kianjokoma Brothers Murder Case Accuse NGOs Of Milking Donors From Their Case

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The family of six police officers charged with the murder of two Kianjokoma brothers have expressed concern over the number of civil society organizations seeking to join the case.

The families through their lawyer Danstan Omari said the organisations are using the case to mint money from international community.

Omari added that the organisations have now captured the Director of Public Prosecution’s office after losing political funding.

“It’s a sad day that these civil society organisations having lost political funding from donors they have now captured the office the DPP to prosecute criminal cases as a way to raise funds. Seems the DPP is no longer in control. Article 157 of the constitution is now dead,” Omari added.

The lawyer pointed out that two civil society organisations have applied to be supplied with the documents for application of bail that is coming up for hearing tomorrow.

 

The organisations include Independent Medical Legal Unit and International Justice Mission (IJM).

IJM has been appearing in several cases including the trial of five police officers and an informer over the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani and two others.

The lawyer added, “As you have seen, it has taken serious interest so that foreigners can send the money here because it involves police officers. This is to entice foreign donors so that they can send money here and the story to continue that these boys were murdered with the view to continue receiving the money at the expense of the innocent accused persons who are in prison,” claimed Omari.

According to the lawyer, the matter has been turned into a financial gain (as opposed to justice) by the civil society groups.

The six officers includes Benson Mputhia, Consolata Kariuki, Nicholas Cheruiyot, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Chemuna and James Mwaniki.

Save for the two women police officers the other four accused persons were absent as their lawyer indicated that they were in isolation.

The bail application will be argued tomorrow both virtually and physical to allow the four to follow the proceedings


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