Police officers killed Willy Kimani, says public prosecutor

AP officer Leliman planned Mavoko three murder

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  • Ipoa and rights body IJM, through Mr Kimani, were investigating Sgt Leliman and he “was fearing that he would lose his job therefore be hatched a plot to eliminate Mwenda, a boda boda operator.”

  • Mr Mutuku said Sgt Leliman enlisted his colleagues Mr Maina, Sylvia Wanjiku Wanjohi, Stephen Morogo and Mr Kamau, for whom he bought a mobile phone to monitor the movements of Mr Mwenda and his colleagues in his execution plot.

  • On the fateful day, June 23, 2016, Sgt Leliman instructed Mr Kamau to proceed to the Mavoko Law Courts in Athi River, Machakos County, to monitor Mr Mwenda, who was to appear at the courts for a traffic case.

A senior police officer, his two colleagues and an informer removed human rights lawyer Willy Kimani, his client and a taxi driver from a police cell, killed them in an open field at night then used his car to transport their bodies to a river and dumped them there, a public prosecutor has told the High Court in Nairobi.

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