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DPP now presses murder charge on Makueni Cop who assaulted Lawyer

By Erastus Mulwa | October 23rd 2020 at 19:03:05 GMT +0300

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is now pressing for a murder charge against Makueni based policewoman accused of killing a lawyer.

The officer Nancy Njeri (pictured left) is accused of killing lawyer Onesmus Masaku in Wote, two weeks ago. 

Njeri who appeared before Machakos High Court deputy registrar, Evans Kihago on Friday failed to take a plea yet another time after the prosecution collapsed the initial charge of attempted murder to prefer a murder charge against the suspect.

Masaku who was receiving treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi succumbed to injuries on Monday.

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A postmortem was carried out today but the details of the report are yet to be revealed. 

The lawyer will be laid to rest today (Saturday) in Ngonda village, Kangundo, Machakos County. High Court ordered that Njeri be remanded in Machakos Police Station until November 10 when she will plead to the murder charge.

Before then, the suspect will undergo a mental assessment to determine her suitability to stand a murder trial. She will also undergo a Covid-19 test.

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