Relatives testify in Keino murder probe
07 April 2014, 16:35
Nairobi - A
rumour that a body had been taken to Nairobi’s City mortuary on the day Mercy
Keino was discovered missing by family members led to the identification of her
body, a court heard yesterday.
Edwin Kipsogei, a relative of the slain post-graduate University of Nairobi
student found dead along Waiyaki Way three years ago said that the deceased’s
father called him on June 18, 2011 to inform him that the late Ms Keino was
Kipsogey testified that he reported her missing at Industrial Area and Central
police stations before meeting the deceased’s father later as they had got wind
of information that a body had been taken at the City morgue.
said he accompanied the deceased’s father and identified the body as Ms Keino’s
and other relatives came too and identified the body as well.
deceased was my sister-in-law, her father called me and said that she had gone
missing, I reported to the police twice and met him at the City Mortuary, there
was a rumour that a body had been taken there, me and other relatives
identified the body as hers,” said Mr Kipsogey who works at a refugee
Kipsogey who was the forty-one prosecution witness to testify in the inquest of
Ms Keino’s mysterious death also said that he was among those who identified
her body at Montezuma where post mortem was conducted.
Officer Clement Mwangi’s testimony was stood down to allow him time to get
particular details of one of the people who allegedly invited others to the
party at the luxurious Wasini apartments in Nairobi’s Westlands on June 17,
witnesses have testified how the host of the party, Kiambu Governor William
Kabogo had slapped and manhandled the 25-year old.
is alleged that the deceased was apparently intoxicated following an
unspecified disagreement, misbehaved and provoked the politician to take
scuffle led to a premature ending of the party and Ms Keino ran to the nearby
Waiyaki Way where her lifeless body was found the following morning.
Kabogo has already testified and Kericho Senator Charles Keter, who blew the
whistle over the tragic circumstances that led to her death, is similarly
expected to shed light on the case during the next hearing.
Keter was scheduled to appear in court yesterday before Senior Principal
Magistrate Peter Ndwiga but he was on his way outside the country hence could
data and CCTV experts also testified on their roles in retrieving a 48 hour
long footage on the happenings at Wasini following news of Ms Keino’s death.
driver recounted on how he drove him and his body guard as well as personal
assistant to Wasini and remained sleeping in the car at the parking till nearly
midnight without knowing why his boss was there.
hearing continues on July 23 and 24.
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