Police want suspects accused of killing Kelvin Omwenga detained for 14 days

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 24 Aug, 2020 15:46 | < 1 min read
Chris Obure
Robert Ouko Bodo (left) and Chris Obure at a Kibra court on August 24, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA
Robert Ouko Bodo (left) and Chris Obure at a Kibra court on August 24, 2020. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA

A Nairobi court will on Tuesday rule on whether to allow police to detain for 14 days two suspects arrested over the killing of businessman Kelvin Omwenga.

According to the prosecution, the 14 days will allow investigators to complete investigations into the killing.

The investigating officer, Bashir Boya, said that the firearm used in the killing belongs to Chris Philip Obure, a licensed firearm holder, but they need to establish how Robert Ouko Bodo came to be in possession of the gun.

Boya also told the court that he has not recorded statements from the key witnesses, taken fingerprints, photo profiles and taken DNA samples for analysis by the Government Chemist.

Further, the prosecution is also waiting on the postmortem of the body to establish the cause of death.

"The continued detention of the two suspects is necessary for the furtherance and finalizing of the investigation. Their release could lead to further interference with the ongoing investigations," said the prosecution in their application.

But the suspects' lawyers objected to the application and pleaded with the court to release the two on bail.