Dreaded Pangani cop Ahmed Rashid charged with murder, pleads not guilty

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 17 Apr, 2023 13:27 | < 1 min read
Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid, a police officer, linked to the murder of two suspects in Eastleigh in 2017. PHOTO/Courtesy

Dreaded crime buster Ahmed Rashid has been charged with the murder of two boys in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on March 31, 2017.

Rashid, who pleaded not guilty, is accused of killing Jamal Mohammed and Mohammed Dhair Kheri in 2017.

Rashid, who has been out on police bond asked Justice Diana Mochache to release him on a Ksh100,000 cash bail.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Rashid argued that despite being out on police bond, he has never absconded court.

However, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) through state counsel Gichuhi Gikui said that they had an application to make before the bail ruling. The DPP had asked until 4 pm to file the application, which was denied by court.

Ahmed Rashid released on bail

The court released him on a Ksh200,000 cash bail.

In a previous appearance in court, Rashid argued that the two teenagers were killed in a robbery incident after attacking police officers.

"Regarding the incident in the issue of 2017, the two were killed in the cause of robbery, they were dangerous and had attacked police officers," the court heard.

The murder charges were recommended by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) after it conducted its investigations.

The Eastleigh business community, which has a membership of 24,000 people, has since urged the DPP to drop the charges against the officer saying he acted within the law.

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