Four in court for Kitui youth leader's murder
Go to MathariDeputy Registrar Rose Ombata ordered Joshua Mutunga, a nurse, as well as Kitumbi Munyoki, Mutua Muasya and Koki Kimanzi to be taken to Mathari Hospital for mental assessment. Ms Ombata further ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Kitui GK Prison until June 20, when they will be formally charged. State Counsel Bonny Okemwa told the court police had completed investigations into the killing and were ready to prosecute the matter conclusively. Mr Okemwa said police had earlier applied for time to probe the matter. But lawyers Japheth Mwalimu and Nzilu Nzioka, representing the suspects, argued that the matter had attracted a huge public interest and should be concluded as quickly as possible. Police released Kinyali’s wife, Salome Kathini Wambua, who they had arrested soon after the killing. She is out on a Sh500,000 bond after Kitui Principal Magistrate Johnstone Munguti declined a police plea to have her detained further at the Itoleka Police Station.
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