Suspect in Quiver lounge shooting detained for seven days

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Dickson Njanja Mararo before a Nairobi court at previous date. He is the suspect in the shooting of two police officers and a waitress at Quiver lounge along Thika Rd. Photo/file

Dickson Njanja Mararo who allegedly shot two police officers and a lady at Quivers Lounge along Thika Road will remain in custody for another seven days to allow police to complete investigations.

Resident Magistrate Zainab Abdul ruled the days granted are sufficient to complete investigations. The police were seeking to detain him for 14 days.

Mararo is alleged to have shot Police Constables Lawrence Muturi and Festus Musyoka from Starehe police station and Felistas Nzisa who is a waitress at the said club.

The suspect presented himself to the police and recorded a statement on Monday 5th July at the DCI headquarters.

His lawyer Cliff Ombeta opposed the application to detain his client on grounds there were no compelling reasons adduced therein.

According to Ombeta, his client recorded a statement at DCI headquarters in his presence and the police kept it. Therefore, any other person recording a statement does not require his presence at all.

“The suspect does not work with the police so they do not require him to prepare ballistic and forensic report and that cannot be a compelling reason to detain him,” added Ombeta.