Revered crime buster jailed 15 years ending a chequered career

What you need to know:

  • Katitu's arrest in 2014 sparked protests, demonstrations and running battles between residents and law enforcers in Githurai 45.
  • Justice Wakiaga said the case raised sensitive issues on the popularity of the former officer and the public's attitude towards criminals.
  • The judge ruled that no police officer has the right to take the life of a suspect unless under circumstances provided for in the law.