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Homa Bay murder suspect to be detained for seven more days

By James Omoro | May 5th 2021

A man accused of killing a butcher man in Homa Bay County will be detained for seven days before being charged in court.

The suspect is accused of killing Martin Owiti in Rodi Kopany last Wednesday.

Police on Monday obtained court orders to continue detaining him pending completion of investigations.

In an affidavit sworn by Ben Wanyama who is attached to Homa Bay Directorate of Criminal Investigations, he said he was yet to record statements from witnesses. 

“A postmortem examination on the deceased has not been done nor has the mental assessment of the suspect. I pray to the court to grant us seven more days to enable us complete investigations,” Wanyama told court.

Homa Bay Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Obutu granted the orders.

The butcher was reportedly stabbed with a knife inside his butchery at about 9.35pm on Wednesday. The motive of the attack is unknown. Owiti’s body was moved to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.   

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