‘Killer’ cop Ahmed Rashid fails to appear in court for plea-taking
The long-awaited plea-taking by Ahmed Rashid, the Pangani-based Sergeant officer accused of murdering two men in March 2017, failed to go on as scheduled on Monday after he failed to appear in court.
Rashid’s lawyer Dunstan Omari told the court Rashid has been unwell and has been admitted at Madina Hospital in Eastleigh since December 5.
Omari further told the court that the officer has not been personally served with summons.
Judge Kanyi Kimondo deferred plea taking in the matter to January 26, 2023.
The court also directed that Rashid table in court a medical report proving that he was hospitalized.
Rashid is accused of shooting dead Jamal Mohamed and Mohamed Dahir in Eastleigh, Nairobi on March 31, 2017.
In an amateur video that circulated widely on social media platforms, Rashid was seen gunning down the two men in broad daylight, despite one of them raising his hands in surrender.
At one point, the feared officer was seen requesting for another pistol before going ahead to pump more bullets into the body of one of the men.
Last month, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) recommended that Rashid be charged with murder.