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19 March 2015, 15:33
Mombasa - Two men arrested in Mombasa in possession of 4 bottles of a red substance suspected to be human blood and witch craft paraphernalia have been arraigned in a Mombasa law court.
The duo Andronicus Kyuvi and Vincent Onyango appeared before Chief Magistrate Stephen Riech under a notice of motion.
In a sworn affidavit, the investigation officer Charles Mwai prayed the court detain the two suspects at Central Police Station for 4 days to enable police complete investigation.
Police prosecutor Eugene Wangila told the court that police were awaiting the report from the government analyst to enable them present relevant charges against the two.
“We are currently investigating the two after they were found with articles used in witchcraft contrary to section 5 of witchcraft act and once we have the government chemist analysis of the red substance we will avail the preferred charges," said Wangila.
Wangila informed the court that the two were also found in possession of items suspected to be ivory.
However the suspects' lawyer Wycliffe Makasembo objected the state application to have his clients held in police custody for 4 days.
“Four days is a long time to have them in police custody the prosecutor has already informed the court that the items were alleged to be in the accused possession were already in government chemist," said Wangila.
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In the affidavit, the investigating officer informed the court that Onyango was driving a motor vehicle, registration number KBL 815L Toyota Mark 11 along Biashara Street in Mombasa City when the said vehicle had a mechanical breakdown.
It was in the process of repairing the car that members of the public noticed some red substance in a bottle inside the car suspected to be blood and charms.
He said upon interrogation the accused led the police to the first respondent Kyuvi who is the owner of the car at Magongo.
They were arrested and escorted to central police station.
Magistarte Riech directed that the accused be detained for 4 days to enable the police conclude the investigation.
The case will be mentioned on 23 March, 2015.
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