Officer Sylvia Wanjiku did not raise alarm over the illegal detention of the Mavoko 3
Had officer Sylvia Wanjiku raised alarm that slain lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and a taxi driver Joseph Muiruri were being held illegally, they’d still be alive.
An investigating officer in the case said though there was nothing linking Wanjiku to the murder scene, her inaction played a key role in the killings.
Investigating Officer Nicholas Olesena told court this morning that Wanjiku who was on duty the day the trio were abducted and locked up should have reported when the three were bought into the cells.
Olesena told Justice Jessie Lessit during cross examination that they charged Wanjiku because she was part of the conspiracy and was an accessory to the murder of the three.
The three were after being abducted as they left the Mavoko Law Courts on June 23, 2016 and their bodies dumped in Ol Donyo Sabuk river.
Four AP officers Fredrick Leliman, Stephen Cheburet, Sylvia Wanjiku and Leonard Mwangi and police informer Peter Ngugi were arrested and charged with their murder.
The case resumes hearing on July 22, 2021.