Missing Indians: Police get more time to present DNA results of suspects
Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) of the National Police Service have been granted three more months to present DNA results taken from eight officers of the now-disbanded Special Service Unit linked to the disappearance of two Indian nationals and their Kenyan driver.
Kahawa Senior Principal Magistrate Boaz Ombewa gave the police until September 5 to complete the analysis of the DNA samples and supply the same to the officers who are under investigations in connection to the abduction and killing of Mohamed Zaid Sami Kidwai, Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan and their driver Nicodemus Mwania in July last year.
The suspects, eight officers and a civilian are Joseph Mwenda Mbaya, David Chepchieng Kipsoi, Stephen Luseno Matunda, Paul Njogu Muriithi, Simon Muhuga Gikonyo, Peter Muthee Gachiku, Francis Muendo Ndonye, John Mwangi Kamau and Joseph Kamau Mbugua.
The directive by the court came after the prosecution said investigations into the matter against the officers were not complete as the Government Chemist had not yet released the DNA results.
The court heard that the results have been delayed due to the ongoing Shakohola investigations.
“The delay of DNA results has come up because of the ongoing cases of Shakahola. Pathologists have got more focused on the government laboratory. We are yet to get the DNA results so that we can decide on the way forward with this case,” the prosecutor informed the court.
The prosecution said the DNA sampling is ongoing and it takes a lot of time.
“Your honour, the DNA sampling tests are still ongoing as it is time-consuming. We request for two more months to complete the investigations,” the prosecution told the court.