Chris Msando murder suspect released on bond


One of the two suspects in the killing of former IEBC acting ICT Director Chris Msando and his female companion has been released on bond pending completion of investigations.

Andrew Rono who has been in custody for 19 days was released on bond by Justice James Wakiaga.

Rono’s lawyer Harun Ndubi requested the court to release the suspect’s claiming that it is illegal to continue detaining him without any evidence.

“There are no compelling reasons to continue detaining the suspect pending the completion of investigations since he is innocent until proven guilty,” said Ndubi.

Ndubi wanted his client to be released without conditions but the judge said he is still a subject to the police and they are the ones to decide how to release him.

State counsel Catherine Mwaniki said that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed the suspect to be released on police bond.

She added that Rono should be reporting to the Director of Criminal Investigations at the homicide section when required.

According to the prosecution, the matter which is before a Kiambu Magistrate court appeared before Milimani court because the Magistrate in Kiambu was not sitting.

Justice Wakiaga released him on conditions set by the prosecution and told him to appear before Kiambu Courts on October 2 for further directions about his application.

He has been detained together with Idra Kisasa over the killing of Chris Msando and a former KMTC student Wairimu Ngumbu.

Mr. Rono was arrested at his place of work at KenGen headquarters in Nairobi’s Parklands on August 15.

Sena said the police recovered a mobile phone that was used to send threatening messages to Msando prior to his death.