Mpeketoni murder suspect seeks to obtain call records
27 August 2014, 10:32
Lamu - A man charged with the murder of 60 people in Mpeketoni has been directed by a Mombasa High Court to write directly to Safaricom and Airtel mobile phone service providers in a bid to retrieve his call records.
Mahad Ahmed Mahad alias Jesus had made an application before Justice Maureen Odero seeking orders to compel the two service providers to avail his call records between April and June 2014 with the exact locations and time the the calls were made.
“The two mobile phone service providers are private companies and you will have to write directly to the operators to obtain the records. Depending on the feedback, the matter will be mentioned in court for further direction,” directed Justice Odero.
The Assistant Director of Public Prosecution, Alexander Muteti did not object the application made by the defense lawyer Taib Ali Taib.
Muteti informed the court they have served the defense with the entire substantial documents they intend to use in the case save for the witness statements of those placed under witness protection.
Muteti informed the court that the state will make an application seeking orders to have key details of the witness placed under the protection watch by the DPP omitted before serving the defense.
“The application we intend to make will be ready by August 28; we intend to confide all the detail that will reveal the identities of the witnesses,” said Muteti.
However Taib informed the court that he will object the application the DPP intends to make in regards to the witnesses already placed under witness protection.
Mahad and Diana Salim Suleiman were charged with murder and facilitating the attackers that left over 60 people dead in Mpeketoni.
Justice Maureen Odero directed the prosecution to serve the defense with the documents by August 29. The case was set for hearing between September 8 and 12.
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