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Matungu Murder Suspects to Remain in Custody

The court has ordered the two suspects in the murder of a seven-year-old boy at Simba wa Nyika village in Matungu Sub County be detained at the Kakamega Central Police station for 14 days.

Fredrick Shitechi Osore and Anerico McJimmy are alleged to have stabbed Malik Moi to death on Sunday evening at his home. The suspects were caught in their hideouts in Mumias West and Matungu Sub Counties respectively.

The boy’s parents, who are Muslims, were at the mosque observing Ramadhan. The victim was a grade one pupil at Bulimbo Star Academy and the case will be mentioned on 5th June.

The investigating officer Alex Njoroge and the prosecutor Samson Ngetich asked for more time to enable thorough investigations as well as get the post mortem report from the Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

The defendants’ advocate James Namatsi however argued that the suspects be released on bond on condition that they appear on court as required.

The resident magistrate William Lopokoit turned down the request saying they are being charged with a capital offence and could escape if set free.

He also directed that a mental assessment on the accused persons so as to determine their status.

By Sammy Mwibanda and Audrey Auko

 

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