Ex-officers accused of disappearance and murder of three in court

Kahawa Law courts on Friday released the 12 former Special Services Unit Officers on personal bond of Ksh. 500,000 pending further determination January 2023.

The officers are on trial in relation to the disappearance and murder of a Kenyan taxi driver and two Indian Nationals in the month of July. The remains of the three were found dumped in the Aberdares forest.

Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit also presented to court four other SSU officers who were arrested on Wednesday to join the nine who had spent 42 days in custody.

Kahawa Law Courts Chief Magistrate Diana kavenda Mochache, while releasing them, ordered that the accused must follow directives issued by the investigating officers when need be. They are also required to undergo DNA testing at the Kenyatta National Hospital since the DCI forensic Laboratory was not operational.

The Magistrated warned that failure on the side of the accused to obey the orders would attract revocation of personal bond. She determined that the same guidelines shall apply to the 4 officers also to be set free on bond.

The defense team led by lawyers Danstan Omari and Martina Swiga welcomed the decision by the court saying the accused were right to ask to be with their families for the festive season.

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