The main suspect in Lawyer Willie Kimani’s murder, Fredrick Leliman has been sentenced to death.
Justice Jessie Lessit in a ruling Friday, said Leliman acted contrary to the law having been employed as a police officer with a duty protect lives.
“The first accused while he clearly had a grudge with the deceased Mwendwa he captured and killed the deceased Kimani and deceased Muiruri not caring about their lives and the fact that they had not done anything to him to deserve what he did to them. They were collateral damage,” Justice Lessit stated
“Being a police officer who had been employed and paid salary with public funds to protect live and preserve protect acted in flagrant abuse of his office and acted contrary to the duties and responsibilities he was employed for,” Lessit added
The second accused person Stephen Cheburet has been sentenced to 30 years while the third accused Sylvia Wanjiku received 24 years behind bars.
Police Informer Peter Ngugi will serve 20 years in prison.
The bodies of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and a taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were recovered on 1st July, 2016 dumped in Ol-Donyo Sabuk River after the trio went missing on 22nd June, 2016.
Human Rights Lawyer Willie Kimani (middle), his client Josephat Mwendwa (left) and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri (right). PHOTO/COURTESY