Officer is remanded on charge of murder
SEE ALSO :Elderly man killed by lightningProsecutor Vallerie Ongeti asked the court not to released Otunga on bond, explaining that the detectives handling the case were convinced he was a threat to witnesses. “Your honour, an affidavit sworn by Corporal Omondi Otieno indicates the suspect had a pistol which has not been recovered to this day,” said Ms Ongeti. “There is genuine fear he can use it to interfere with witnesses if he is released on bond terms.” She added that the investigating officer had indicated that villagers were threatening to kill Otunga if he was set free, a situation that would complicate how the case is handled. “The suspect’s life is in danger because villagers might kill him and this will ultimately lead to interference with the proceedings of this case. I therefore request the court to allow his continued detention since he will be safer under State supervision rather than outside, where people are baying for his blood.”
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