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Second suspect in Mpeketoni attack charged

03 July 2014, 11:50 Ken Wekesa

Lamu - Police in Mombasa have arraigned a driver suspected to have ferried a killer gang that left over 60 people dead in Mpeketoni, Lamu County.

Diyana Salim Suleiman denied ten counts of murder before Judge Edward Muriithi.

It is alleged that between June 15 and 16, Diyana and others not before court murdered Fred Mwaura, Elkana Mabila, Kavisa Thoya, Darius Mwanzi, Geoffery Kiprotich, Stephen Mwiraria, Moses Mutiso, Ayub Kinyua, Anthony Mwambura, Paul Nzomo, Peter Njuguna and Murithi Marindi.

Senior state prosecutor, Alexander Muteti informed the court that the accused was the driver of the car that was used to ferry the attackers during the Mpeketoni attack.

Muteti asked the court not to grant the accused bail since the police are still investigating the incident.

“Your honor, we feel if admitted on bond we cannot guarantee the security of the accused outside the police custody and that might interfere with the ongoing investigations," said Muteti.

Defense lawyer John Khaminwa objected the application and informed court that his client was diabetic and needed medical attention and care from his family.

“My client was just a mere driver of the vehicle and could not afford to spearhead the incident that seemed well organised and needed money to be accomplished,” said Khaminwa.

Khaniwa informed the court that Diyana said that he had lost the car near Witu to a group of thugs who also inflicted injuries on him and that he had to get a lift to Malindi.

He said that passengers in the car had informed the Mpeketoni OCS of the incident but he ignored, and later when he went to the police station to record the statement he was sent away.

Diyana was later admitted to hospital for three days from June 15 to June 17 and went to record his statement with the police on June 18, 2014.

Khaniwa also presented a hospital document that approved the accused was admitted in hospital.

Justice Muriithi is set to give a ruling on the bond application on June 7. He ordered that the accused be remanded at the Malindi police station where he will have immediate medical access.

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