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Former Officer charged with Shooting his Boss Dead

A former police officer who is suspected to have killed his boss at a police station in Murang’a county four years ago, was on Monday arraigned in a Kigumo court to answer murder charges.


The prosecution applied before Senior Resident Magistrate Agade Savai Eddah to have Albert Lelei detained in custody for 10 days to allow the suspect undergo mental and Covid-19 tests before he is allowed to take plea.


The magistrate granted the prosecution permission to detain the suspect at remand in Murang’a GK prison till February 4, when his case will be mentioned before the same court.


Lelei is accused of killing Chief inspector Henry Odongo Sindani who by then was OCS of Muthithi Police station, Murang’a, on June 26, 2016.


The suspect who was assigned duties of a driver at the station is said to have shot his boss nine times after he picked a quarrel with Odongo for unknown reasons.


Lelei disappeared after the incident and was arrested over the weekend in his hideouts at Senetoi area in Narok South by detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau.


Previous attempts to arrest the suspect had proved futile after he escaped the detectives’ dragnet for a number of times prompting the officers to change their tact.


The detectives claimed that Lelei was hiding in Tanzania for three years before coming back to Kenya last year where he stayed in several areas within Narok county till he was nabbed on Saturday.


In the same court a 35-year old man from Kigumo area denied charges of defiling his 13-year step daughter.


The class five girl in her statement claimed that her father defiled her several times since July 2020 and a medical report attached to the charges indicate that the girl is six months pregnant.


The court released the accused on a sh. 200, 000 bond with surety of similar amount after he denied the charges. His case will be mentioned on February 4, in the same court.


by Bernard Munyao

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