Detectives investigating Willie Kimani’s assassination have discovered an open field in Syokimau, alleged to be the murder scene.
According to sources, the team probing the murder of Mr Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, found that they were likely murdered at the open field about 1.5km from the turn-off on Mombasa Road, towards the fast growing estate dotted with constructions.
Officers investigating Willie Kimani’s assassination also said that more than six men had told them the men were killed at an open field in Syokimau, probably behind the Mastermind Company.
Mobile telephone tracks of victims and Administration Police officers who have been presented in court over the killings had yielded crucial leads to the suspects, who initially had refused to talk
A fourth police officer, Leonard Mwangi, was linked to Willie Kimani’s assassination yesterday and was arrested. He will be detained for the next 12 days while more suspects are being revealed.
Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandhani ordered that Sergeant Leonard Maina Mwangi be detained until police complete the probe on the murder of the advocate, his client and a taxi driver.
The court said the suspect must be presented before the Chief Magistrate’s Court on July 18, 2015 along with the three other police officers.
The prosecution through Duncan Ondimu said Mwangi was caught on Monday, and on that note asked for time for police to gather enough evidence on the killing of three.
He added that the suspect, who is attached to the Syokimau Administration Police Post, would interfere with witnesses if released at this stage.
Police have not recorded statements from witnesses, saying that 12 days will be enough for officers to complete their investigations. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) will join the investigation into the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver.
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This was revealed as the Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro, who personally appeared in court Tuesday morning, gave the assurance before Justice Luka Kimaru that they will complete the investigations within 14 days when four police officers will plead to the charges.
Muhoro was in court with other heads of the Serious Crimes Prevention Unit and Flying Squad, who were called in to give a detailed update on the probe.
Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were found murdered after missing for a week.
Senior Sergeant Fredrick Leliman, Corporal Stephen Chebulet and Police Constable Silvia Wanjiku have already been arraigned in court but are yet to record statements on the murder.
Already, autopsy reports on the bodies of the three dead men have shown that they were tied up, some of their body parts scooped off before they were bludgeoned to death with blunt objects.
Justice Kimaru has now ordered that the post-mortem report on the bodies of the lawyer, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri be presented to the court Wednesday morning.
Furthermore, the police recently released a statement announcing that the investigations have unearthed new clues linking three other suspects, who are believed to be civilians.
These civilians are believed to have collaborated with the four police officers in custody now.
More news to come… Stay tuned.