Two police officers in court for murder of a suspect within the police station back in 2015


Caption photo two accused police Tom Mugunde and Ekiru officers in court for murder of a suspect within the police station back in 2015 photo/ Elizabeth Angira
By: Elizabeth Angira

Two police officers were today morning arraigned in Kisii law court over murder charges of a suspect which occurred at Motonto Police post in 2015.

The two accused person Tom Mugunde and Ekiru Areman appeared before the court Deputy Registrar Dorcas Onam Mac’ander.

The two accused officers were arrested following an inquest inquiry over the death of a 45 year old Francis Mainyura while occurred while he was under the police custody at Motonto Police post.

In 2018,An inquest case was opened and the file was forwarded to the Chief Magistrate at the Kisii Law Courts. The court ruled the three officers Who were linked to the death of the suspect to be arrested and charged with murder charges.

The Deputy registrar ordered for mental assessment for the two suspects before facing the said charges.

“Meanwhile the two will be detained at Gesonso police station as they wait for directions from the court,” she noted.

The police officers will be taken to Homa bay Law court on the 17th of this month for plea.

The third officer is yet to be arrested on the grounds that he is off duty and therefore he has not reported to the Sub county Criminal investigation office.

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