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Kianjakoma brothers: Six police officers released on bail, barred from Embu

In Summary

  • The murders of brothers Benson and Emmanuel triggered a huge public outcry.
  • The six suspects have been in police custody since August.

Six police officers charged with the murder of Kianjakoma brothers have been released on KSh300,000 cash bail. The suspects have an option of KSh3million bail.

Benson Mbuthia, Consolata Kariuki, Martin Wanyama, Lilian Cherono, Nicholus Sang, and James Mwaniki have been in custody since August this year.

They were charged over the deaths of Benson Njiru Ndwiga, 22, and his brother Emmanuel Mutura, 19 while reportedly enforcing the dusk-to-dawn curfew put in place as a Covid-19 containment measure.

One of the bail conditions is that the six, previously stationed at Manyatta Police Station, Embu, must not set foot in the area. The court only allowed Mputhia – who hails from Meru- to pass through the area in case he is travelling to his home in Meru.

The murder of the two brothers raised a national outcry. It underlined the issue of police brutality.

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