The High court has ordered the Inspector General Joseph Boinett to arrest the Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro for failing to bring to book two police officers accused murdering a businessman two years ago.
Lady Justice Jessie Lessit directed Boinnet to effect the arrest of Ndegwa Muhoro “by himself “ then produce him in court on March 7, 2017
Muhoro is required to explain why he has not arrested and produced in court officers David Lenkaidayo and Caristus Ekidor Apalia who are being sought for the murder of Stephen Gichuru Mwihaki in May17 , 2015
A warrant of arrest for the two officers was issued in January 2016 and yet they have not been apprehended by the DCI.
When the case came up before Justice Jessit , the prosecution said despite a warrant of arrest and summons being issued by the court to the DCI “ neither Muhoro nor his representative has appeared before court to explain the position.”
In April 28, 2015 a letter from Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA) complaining about the failure to arrest the suspects was send to the prosecution.
“Its high time summons were issued to the IG himself to arrest the DCI then produce him in court,” the prosecutor applied.
Justice Lessit was given a chronology of events since the filing of the case in court by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in January 28, 2016.
The case was investigated and it was resolved that Lenkaidayo and Apalia be charged with murder.
Committal bundles were prepared and signed by the DPP’s office and forwarded to the court for action.
A state prosecutor applied for a warrant of arrest against the two suspects on January 28, 2016 and to date the warrant has not been executed by the DCI’s office. Lenkaidayo and
Lenkaidayo and Apalia are charged with murdering Gichuru at Kiamaiko within Huruma Estate Nairobi County on May 17, 2015.
The case be mentioned on March 7, 2017 for further directions.