Suspect who robbed and murdered a policeman arraigned
07 March 2014, 19:30
Nyeri - A man suspected of violently robbing and killing a criminal investigating officer in Othaya five years ago has been arraigned in a Nyeri court.
Joseph Kang’ethe is accused of committing the offence in 2009 alongside others who were not before the court.
He was charged on June 13, 2009 at the compound of Othaya Approved School, jointly with others not before the court of having robbed a police officer, Jonah Kimanzi Nzau. A Ceska pistol that was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition all worth KES 58, 000 and the same time shot the officer dead.
The prosecution said the suspects were armed with AK-47 rifle, metal bars and an axe while committing the offence.
The prosecutor, Catherine Wambua told the court that the late Nzau was the District Criminal Investigation Officer in charge of Othaya Sub-County at the time of his death.
She applied for the accused to be detained at Nyeri central police station for two more days to enable police complete investigations adding that the accused had gone into hiding since the crime occurred.
Wambua further said the accused is also facing another case in Othaya law courts and is currently remanded at King’ong’o prison.
Chief magistrate, Wilbrodah Juma granted the application and ordered Kang’ethe to be detained at the police station up to March 10, when his case will be mentioned.
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