Police Officer accused of killing student leader remanded in prison
SEE ALSO :Why Maribe wants DPP locked upThe prosecution also sought to have him remanded at the Meru Prison. The court heard that Mr Maina shot Mr Njoroge alias Kidero, the Meru University Student Council secretary general, on February 27 at Kabebe village, Nkomo location in Tigania West. In her ruling, justice Ongijo directed that Maina, who is attached to Miathene Administration Police camp, be taken to the Meru Level Five Hospital for mental check-up. The court also ruled that the officer be remanded until July 26, when a report on whether he was fit to stand trial would be tabled in court. The killing of Njoroge, as he led students in a protest over fee increment, led to the closure of the university for more than two months.
SEE ALSO :Seven minors to face murder chargesToured institution Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed visited the institution and fired the embattled vice chancellor, Japhet Magambo. The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) investigated the matter and forwarded the file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). Dennis Oketch, the Ipoa head of communications, said the file concerning the student's killing was among eight others under review by the ODPP. “On March 16 the Ipoa finalised investigations into the matter and forwarded the investigations file to the ODPP for review and directions,” he said.