Murder convict recants testimony
SEE ALSO :Drugs, fake money and wanted tycoonCharo had been convicted by Justice Erick Ogola and jailed for eight years early this year upon entering a plea-bargaining with the State. Jilani and Ruwa denied the charges and their trial is still on. During the trial, Charo confessed that he strangled Sorow to death. In a statement to detectives, he alleged that Jilani hired him to kill Sorow. He claims the State had pledged to jail him for just four years for cooperating with detectives and if he confessed and testified against his co-accused.
SEE ALSO :How rich criminals buy police protectionLawyers Jared Magolo, for Jilani, and Daniel Wamotsa, for Ruwa, accused Charo of turning into a hostile witness with his lawyer Cherie Oyier recusing herself from the case. However, yesterday the office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said it would propose to have the High Court in Mombasa set aside the Charo conviction.
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