Officers charged with murder of two civilians in Garissa granted bond

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Two police officers accused of murdering two civilians in Garissa County have been released on a bond of Sh 1 million with two sureties by the high court.

Justice James Wakiaga also gave Adan Ibrahahim Salat and Abdirahman Roble Samow alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000 each pending the hearing and determination of the case.

The judge also barred the suspects from travelling to Garissa County, not to interfere with witnesses and also ordered them to deposit in court their passports.

The two are accused of jointly murdering Aden Abdi Madhobe and Mudhidin Aden Mudhow on 25th July this year at Soko Ngombe Area of Garissa Township in Garissa sub-county.

The prosecution wanted the accused persons be denied bail on grounds that the officers will interfere with the key witnesses who are members of the Garissa township community living with their families and conducting businesses in the area.

The prosecution had also told the court that taking into account that the accused persons are police officers who can access weapons or use other means of causation against them and their families.

The court was further told that the charges against them are serious and whose penalty is death if found guilty and that there has been public anger in relation to acts of police abuse within the country which have caused deaths of innocent Kenyans.

The case will be mentioned on 9th November for further directions.