Former Guthurai based police officer Titus Ngamau alias Katitu charged with murdering a civilian will know his fate on 5th April when court will pass its sentence.
This comes after the pre-sentence report on Katitu by the probation officer was presented to trial judge James Wakiaga.
Justice Wakiaga found Katitu guilty of murdering Kenneth Kimani Mwangi on 14th April 2013 at Githurai main bus stage.
In the victims impact statement, the mother of the deceased purity Wanjiku says the brutal murder of her son has caused her untold pain and anguish that has remained permanent everyday she wakes up from the realization of his absence.
“Each time I am awake, I have fresh memories of my young boy who had a bright future ahead which was brutally cut short by the deceased for no lawful reason,” Wanjiku said.
She urges the court to sentence him to a maximum custodial sentence allowed by the law.
“Such a sentence will give the accused person time to regret his crime and will be a deterrence reference point to others,” said the mother of the deceased.
According to the pre-sentence report, Katitu is the only care giver of his four children and his elderly parents.
“His parents are too old to take care of Katitu’s young ones.” The court heard.
His wife left their matrimonial home after he was incarcerated and her whereabouts are not known to date.
Githurai residents and business community described him as a dedicated officer who managed to contain criminals and brought sanity to the area and a trend of insecurity has picked up due to his incarceration.
Through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Katitu had told the court he is remorseful and pleaded for leniency. He prays for a non custodial sentence to enable him serve his sentence in the community.
He has no history of aggression and is a first time offender.