Kiambu Governor Kabogo cleared of murder charges
07 October 2016, 14:21
Nairobi - Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has been cleared of involvement in the death of university student Mercy Keino.
Kabogo was absolved on Friday after Migori principal magistrate Peter Ndwiga said the evidence against him was insufficient.
"The death was not a homicide," the court ruled, adding that Kabogo was not at the scene when Keino's body was found.
Two witnesses testified.
They are Scolastica Kamemba and caretaker Charles Macharia.
They had both claimed Kabogo was involved in the murder.
The DPP had ordered a public inquest into the student's death after police failed to link any suspect to it.
Keino’s body was found on Waiyaki Way on June 17, 2011, a few hours after she had attended a party hosted by Kabogo.
Witnesses claimed Keino threw a glass at Kabogo after turning violent.
Kagogo has always maintained his innocence on the allegations.
" I am happy to hear that the false charges against me have been dropped. To God be the glory," he told News24 on phone after the verdict.
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