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Safaricom says LSK demands on suspects' data beyond its control

By Paul Wafula | July 8th 2016


Safaricom says it has submitted all the call records requested by investigators into the killing of lawyer Willie Kimani and two other people.

But the mobile company says some of the information being requested by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) regarding the slain lawyer and the other victims was beyond its control.

Lawyer Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muiruri's were tortured to death.

"It should be noted that some of the requests that have been made of the company by the LSK involve information beyond our control, such as GPS tracking or investigation into activities on lines from other mobile networks," Safaricom Corporate Affairs Director Stephen Chege said in a statement sent to newsrooms yesterday.

Mr Chege said Safaricom has in past assisted with investigations into other crimes.

The company says it received a request from the National Police Service on June 28, 2016, to provide call records and SMS data for the three parties.

Two days letter, the firm says it received a habeas corpus application by the LSK, and it duly appeared in court on July 1, 2016, as directed.

Safaricom said that as a caring and responsible corporate citizen of Kenya, it will provide all the support it can, within its power, to support the ongoing probe.

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