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Police might be forced to release Muchai 'killers'

10 March 2015, 17:24 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The government is struggling to collect evidence to charge suspected killers of former Kabete MP George Muchai.

The government has yet again been ordered to hurry up its investigations on the probe to pin down persons suspected to have murdered or helped in the plot to kill the former MP.

Senior magistrate Joseph Karanja ordered the prosecution to complete investigations in three days or the suspects, who are 4 in number will be granted bail.

He said Tuesday during their latest hearing that it was imperative the police finish up their investigations or have the suspects be released to protect their constitutional rights.

The prosecution had asked for 21 more days to continue with the investigations, saying that they were completing DNA tests on the car to confirm that the four were at the venue or touched the vehicles used in the plot to kill the former MP.

The four are Erick Muyera Isabwa or also known using the street name chairman, Stephen Astiva Lipopo also known as Chokore., Raphael Kimani Gachie also known as Kim Butcher and Mustafa Kimani Anyonyi.

Three others did not take plea after police said they could not sustain murder charges on them.

They are Margaret Njeri, Simon Mbugua Gichamba and Jane Wanjiru Kamau.

The MP, his driver and two bodyguards were murdered on early Saturday February 7 when the attackers intercepted his car along Nairobi's Kenyatta Avenue.

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