Three suspects among them a woman, were on Friday arraigned in a Murang’a court accused of killing a prison wardress.
The three, Joseph Otieno Ochieng, Rogers Namukolo and Mary Amollo were presented before Resident Magistrate (RM), Sheila Nyaga accused of killing Pauline Wangari, who was a prison wardress at Murang’a GK Prisons.
The Criminal Investigation Officer (CIO), Phoebe Okomo applied before the court to allow police complete investigations considering the intensiveness of the murder case.
Okomo told the court that the three were arrested on their way to Kisumu on Thursday and thus they are flight risk if they are released on bond or cash bail.
The CID officer further prayed that the investigation officers be allowed to search residential houses of the suspects, saying some household items of the deceased went missing immediately after the murder incident.
“Your honour I seek for search warrant to the premises of the suspects as some items of the deceased went missing after the incident,” added Okomo.
At the same time, another criminal investigations officer standing before the court also prayed for a suspect who was arrested earlier and detained in police custody be released under police cash bail.
The CID Officer, Abdallah Ali after swearing affidavit requested the court to release Peterson Njiru who was arrested on Wednesday and detained in police custody, saying the main suspects of the murder have been arrested.
Ali said that Njiru who was the deceased’s boyfriend should be released on bond so as to help in investigations if a need arises.
The suspects did not object applications by prosecution prompting the RM to grant investigation officers 14 days to detain them at Murang’a Police station and an issuance of a search warrant.
The RM further released Njiru and ordered him to be reporting at DCI office in Murang’a when needed.
The case of the three suspects was scheduled to be mentioned on May 31.
The body of the wardress was found lying on her bed with several knife stabs and head injuries on Wednesday morning.
By Bernard Munyao