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Rashid Echesa taken to hospital

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was on Saturday rushed to Karen Hospital in critical condition.

Echesa who was being detained at Muthaiga Police Station since Thursday was taken to hospital due to a reported deterioration in his pneumonia and high cholesterol levels.

According to his lawyers Danstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta, Echesa’s condition could have led to further health complications had it not addressed in time.

“My client’s health deteriorated hence his admission to the hospital,” Omari told the media.

Echesa had been held at Muthaiga police cells since Thursday night, pending arraignment on Tuesday over allegations of extortion and staged abduction.

Police said they will guard him at the hospital ahead of his arraignment.

Echesa through his lawyers had asked the police to release him from custody to allow him seek medical attention.

His lawyers are also want him to be granted cash bail to “continue with his journey towards full recovery.”

Echesa who is also the chairperson of the Kenya Water Towers Agency, was arrested and initially taken to Muthaiga Police Station.

According to Danstan Omari, his continued detention would have made his health deteriorate adding that any form of justice related to his arrest cannot possibly take precedence over his health.

Echesa was arrested over claims of extorting money from Kakamega County Governor Fernandes Barasa.

Prior to his arrest, videos of him pleading for mercy after allegedly being abducted had gone viral.

In the videos, Echesa is heard asking his alleged abductors to tell governor Barasa to forgive him. He is also heard begging his alleged abductors not to kill him as his children would suffer.

However, a section of Kenyans have argued that the abduction seems to have been stage-managed as a part of ways to extort governor Fernandes Barasa.

Another video of Echesa conversing with an unknown man while handcuffed in a car boot also went viral.

This is not a first controversy to hit the former sports CS, who has previously been accused of photoshopping former Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala in what looks to have been the same extortion ring.

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested four men linked to the theft of Ksh 94 million cash in transit by known Wells Fargo staffers on November 6.

The stolen cash belongs to Quickmart supermarket.

The four suspects were arrested in different parts of Nairobi, and Sh9 million believed to be part of the proceeds recovered.

The ffirst suspect Ismael Patrick Gitonga, was arrested in Rongai, Kajiado County following forensic-led clues.

He is believed to be the driver and accomplice who ferried Wells Fargo crew Mugetha, Nduiki and the stolen Sh94, 918,750 from the company truck in South C using his Toyota Fielder Reg no. KBM 751W.

The detectives extended their investigations to Njiru area in Kayole where they traced the motorvehicle in the hands of Michael Matoro Njeru and Samuel Onyango.

According to DCI, the duo was ambushed hands-on-tools modifying the vehicle for concealment. The two were equally cuffed and the vehicle detained.

Moments after a brief interrogation, detectives revved to a spot near the Thika Road Mall in Roysambu, where the 4th suspect – Martin Nderi Ng’ang’a was arrested.

He led the detectives to his rented house still in Roysambu, where a search therein saw the rocovery of Sh9.1 million in cash.

Having booked the four suspects, the sleuths proceeded to a forest near Gataka Market in Karen, where the cash box used in transporting the stolen money was recovered.

Detectives believe that the forest was the meet up point for the suspects, where the loot was shared before each one of them risked his way from the long arm of the law.

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Sometime in December 2021, a woman walked into KCB Changamwe Branch to get a loan. The lady who had been a client of the bank, sought the services of one of the senior loans officers named Hannington Muthoka.

While in the process of applying for the loan, Hannington in scheme of things developed a relationship with the woman and they started being very close. Closer than close. So Hannington started abusing the relationship because he had all the client private data and with the relationship, he would access the client’s account whenever he wishes.

He started, not only taking money from the lady’s account without her permission, but also borrowing more using her credentials. In fact, Hannington managed to borrow money and bought a car using the lady’s credentials. The car is one among the Uber vehicles he operates in Mombasa.

The lady started getting into the financial red as the man even depleted more than Ksh 600,000 from her account. The lady complained and asked friends to advice the man to refund her money but the man refused and decided to plot an elimination.

So the man planned how to eliminate the woman as he realised that he was going to lose his job at KCB. So he bought a knife and planned a murder while pretending that he wanted mediation between them. So when the woman insisted on getting her money back, he decided to stab her several times hoping to choke life out of her. But members of the public who witnessed the commotion teamed up and gave chase making him leave the knife at the back of the lady.

After the attempted murder, the woman was rushed to Aga Khan hospital where she is in the ICU. The case which happened within the jurisdiction of Port Reitz Police Station and was reported there, was mysterious called by OCS Changamwe who is a bossom friend and partner-in-crime of Hannington Muthoka. Hannington was booked at Changamwe but didn’t look as suspect but a man who could do anything within the station.

The man was mysteriously released this morning by OCS Changamwe on police bond. It has also been revealed that the man was charged with general assault and not attempted murder.

While the woman fights for her life, the man is free and both the OCS CHangamwe and KCB Changamwe Branch Manager are all trying to ensure that justice is denied.

Remember that Hannington Muthoka stopped stabbing the woman repeatedly when the knife broke. He was out to kill the lady. Police say there are NO WITNESSES. There are many witnesses.

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The real Mathe wa Ngara whose official name is Nancy Indoverie Kizungu, a popular bhang seller in Ngara, Starehe Sub-County in Nairobi is on the run.

This is after the police launched manhunt for her moments after arresting her accomplice Teresia Wanjiru on Tuesday August 15.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested Wanjiru alongside three minors.

The arrest came after Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Trans National Organised Crime Unit raided her place in the slums of Karuia which are sandwiched between Ngara and Parklands.

A consignment of cannabis sativa and Sh13.4 Million in cash was recovered during the raid.

Wanjiru allegedly works for Nancy Indoverie alias Mathee, who is said to be the main bhang distributor with associates from Isebania, Busia, and Moyale where the products come from.

Mathe wa Ngara is said to have a powerful influence that has seen her be in business without any police interference.

Reports indicate that she could use her connections to influence the transfer of police officers within Parklands, Central, Ngara, and Kamukunji Police Stations as well as influence the transfer of friendly and cooperative officers to desired stations.

In June 2022, Mathe was arrested with her associates and arraigned at Kahawa Law Courts where she was fined Sh525,000 before being released.

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Flamboyant Coast-based televangelist Pastor Ezekiel Odero has been grilled by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) as investigations into the mysterious deaths related to cultic worship at the Coast deepen.

Multiple reports indicate that Pastor Ezekiel recorded a statement with Kilifi DCI on Tuesday, April 25 over his doctrine and church operations.

He operates the New Life Church based in Malindi, Kilifi County.

It is alleged that a morgue located near Pastor Ezekiel’s church has been collecting dead bodies from the church.

A source who spoke to one of the leading local dailies revealed that the DCI officers also visited Milele Funeral Home and grilled the CEO Mr. Johnson Amani Kea and his staff on the number of dead bodies the morgue collected from Pastor Ezekiel’s church.

Last week, reports emerged that the morgue had filed a complaint with the police against Pastor Ezekiel on claims that he had killed its business by performing rituals and driving away customers on allegations that the funeral home had been built at a blackspot with an aim of getting more people killed in accidents for the business to boom.

However, the funeral home’s CEO has denied the allegations, noting that they have not filed any complain with the police.

“We did not file a complaint. The police are in the process of recording statements on how many bodies we have handled so far from pastor Ezekiel’s church,” Mr Amani was quoted by the local daily.

On Tuesday, April 25, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki confirmed that police officers were investigating other flamboyant preachers whose teachings appeared contrary to what the Law advocates for. 

Investigations into the life and doctrines of Pastor Ezekiel follows the Shakahola massacre, in which over 90 bodies were exhumed and over 30 people were rescued while starving themselves to death.

Controversial Pastor, Paul Mackenzie was arrested, with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji recommending the following charges; terrorism, genocide, radicalisation and aiding individuals to kill themselves. 

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The owner of a building that collapsed in Ruaka last week was Monday arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Jennifer Kamau aged 59 years was arrested at 2am as she tried to flee to Texas, USA.

DCI boss Amin Mohamed Ibrahim in a statement on Monday afternoon said DCI detectives based at JKIA pounced on Mrs. Kamau before she boarded a flight destined for Texas, in the United States of America.

The woman was however taken ill after the arrest and was rushed to a city hospital by DCI officers, where she is receiving treatment as she awaits court arraignment.

Two people lost their lives on Thursday last week after a six-storey building belonging to the woman collapsed on an adjacent building, while tenants were asleep at around 3am.

Cases of building collapsing in Kiambu County have been on the rise in the recent past.

On Monday morning, another building in Ruiru, Kiambu County collapsed hours after over 100 households were evacuated.

Authorities have since called on delevelopers to follow due process while putting up such structures.

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A man stabbed his girlfriend four times before turning the killer knife on himself on Tuesday night in Juja, Kiambu County.

Witnesses told DCI detectives that Daniel Mwangi Wairimu, 39, had earlier visited his girlfriend Jane Njogu at her Mpesa shop within Juja shopping centre, where the two clashed over an unestablished matter.

The tiff went on until the lady who is believed to be in her early 30s closed up her business, then the two proceeded to the lady’s house at Palyjote Apartments in Juja.

Minutes past 10pm, piercing wails of a woman had however, hurled the neighbourhood into befuddlement. Mwangi drove three knife stabs into his girlfriend’s back, and a fourth one through her belly.

Thunderstruck neighbours who thronged the scene found her body in a pool of blood, and were too late to save her life.

After the deadly attack, Mwangi reportedly turned the knife on himself, driving it through his neck. In an attempt to save him, members of the public rushed him to hospital but he succumbed to profuse bleeding on the way.

The cause of the appalling deaths of Daniel Mwangi and Jane Njogu is currently being investigated by detectives based in Juja. Meanwhile, the bodies have been moved to Thika General Kago Funeral Home awaiting autopsy.

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Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Wednesday arrested the main suspect in the Westlands mistery evictions.

Zachary Baraza, a Bungoma County politician who vied for the Bungoma gubernatorial seat in the August 2022 general elections was presented before court as detectives sought to detain him for 14 days.

Zachary Baraza. Photo/Courtesy

The politician who runs an auctioneering firm dubbed Siuma Auctioneers was linked to the violent eviction of a family in Westlands, Nairobi.

He is currently being detained at Muthaiga Police Station after the court granted the detectives their request pending further investigations into the case..

The complainant Niraj Shah said that Baraza led 25 people to their family home and destroyed the establishments.

The DCI said they have since established that buildings on the parcel of land were extensively vandalised and losses incurred amounted to Sh70 million.

The court heard that since Baraza was arrested, the household goods and other personal effects of the complainant are yet to be recovered.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that those household goods and personal effects may have been sold on the instructions of Baraza,” Sergeant Eric Onyango said.

The police said Baraza should remain in custody as they are yet to record statements from witnesses and a comprehensive valuation report by a registered property valuer to determine the actual loss incurred by family.

Zachary Baraza. Photo.Courtesy

According to Niraj Shah and his wife Avani Shah, they are the legal occupants since their lease to the land, which was allegedly bought by a private company in 2010,  expires in 2048.

Ksh.80 million worth property demolished

The couple has condemned the demolition of their Ksh.80 million worth property by a mob allegedly deployed by a private developer.

For over 40 years, the Shah’s have called the parcel of land their home but the Ksh.80 million property now looks nothing close to its former self.

Niraj said the investor in question demolished the house without following police protocol to do so.

“The right procedure is for them to go to the police, get assistance and come with the police. There is a procedure to follow if you have to evict someone but none of them were followed,” said Niraj.

Lariak Properties

Avani said Baraza showed her a document purporting that a private company named ‘Lariak Properties’ had bought the land from Metro pharmaceuticals in 2010.

The Shah’s however maintain that they are the legal occupants since their lease to the land is still valid, adding that they are in possession of a court order dated November 1, 2022, which directs that the plaintiff be restrained from trespassing or interfering with the couple’s possession of the land.

The couple claims that the eviction was executed without following due process and their efforts to seek help from authorities including the area police hit a deadlock.

A search at the registrar of companies shows that Lariak properties was registered in 2002 and has four directors namely Nathaniel Kipkemboi Barmasai, Samuel K. Chepkwony, John Kamaiyoa Rotich and Joel Kiplangat who sources say are connected to a high profile person.

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) lead creative designer Boniface Muganda was Saturday night killed in a hit and run accident.

Boniface Muganda. Photo/Courtesy/DCI Twitter.

The DCI through her official social media pages Sunday said Muganda was hit by a speeding motorist last night along the northern by-bass at Marurui, near Ashaki club at 9:40pm.


The officer who is attached to the DCI Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Unit was headed home on his motorbike when a speeding motorist hit his bike and took off.

The detective was rushed to Kenyatta University Hospital by good Samaritans but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Boniface Muganda. Photo/Courtesy/DCI Twitter.

His DCI colleagues rushed to the hospital and confirmed his death. His lifeless body was lying beside a bed at the emergency unit.

Hardworking and self-driven

The DCI has mourned Muganda as a hardworking, self driven and dedicated officer who performed his duties outstandingly and got along well with colleagues from across all cadres.

Boniface Muganda. Photo/Courtesy/DCI Twitter.


He was a gifted Communications Officer whose skills in photography, videography and graphics design propelled him to head the creative design desk.

Photo/Courtesy/DCI Twitter.

The detective who has previously served at the forensic photographic and acoustics unit was the creative artist behind the latest edition of the DCI Magazine among other assignments.

He also took part in the coverage of last Thursday’s Mashujaa day celebrations at Uhuru gardens.

Photo/Courtesy/DCI Twitter.
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The recently disbanded Special Services Unit (SSU) in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will be investigated, President William Ruto has said.

Speaking Thursday afternoon during the Mashujaa Day fete held at Uhuru Gardens, President Ruto said that he had directed that immediate measures be undertaken to disband the unit.

The head of state had recently linked the DCI team to the extra-judicial killings that have been witnessed in the recent past.

The team was disbanded through an order issued by the acting Inspector General of Police Noor Gabow, with its members being recalled to the DCI headquarters.

President Ruto now says that investigations must commence so that those found culpable are held accountable.

“I have directed that immediate measures be undertaken to disband the Special Services Unit in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and with urgency investigations must commence so that those found culpable are held accountable,” President Ruto said.

The members of the DCI SSU team were relied on to respond to any murder incident involving violent criminals on the run or unsolved issues and even terrorism.

It was a revamped team from an earlier one that was referred to as Special Crimes Prevention Unit (SCPU), which was reorganized in 2019 by former DCI George Kinoti.

Most officers now serving in the disbanded unit had served in SCPU and the defunct Flying Squad for years.

They were mainly involved in quelling the Mungiki menace from 2007 until 2019 when they were reorganized.

In this period, up to 300 people believed to have been members of the banned group disappeared or died mysteriously in shootings or were found dead on roads and thickets.

And the move to disband SSU did not come as a surprise to many. They anticipated it after the new government took over.

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Amin Mohamed Ibrahim is the new Director of Criminal Investigations, replacing George Kinoti.

President William Ruto appointed Amin through a gazette notice dated Friday, October 14, 2022.

This is after he outshined Bernard Barasa Walumoli, Eliud Kipkoech Lagat, Gideon Nyale Munga, Esther Chepkosgei Seroney and David Kipkosgey Birech.

Others who had been shortlisted for the position are Jonyo Michael Wiso, Nicholas Ireri Kamwende, Paul Jimmie Ndambuki and Dr. Simon Mwangi Wanderi.

Who is Amin Mohamed Ibrahim?

Amin Mohamed Ibrahim has been serving as the director of the Police Internal Affairs Unit.

Amin Mohamed Ibrahim Career

The new DCI boss has served the police service for over 30 years.

Prior to his appointment as the new DCI boss, Amin Mohamed Ibrahim served as the director of the police Internal Affairs Unit.

Amin Mohamed Ibrahim.

He has held senior positions, including being the director of investigations at the DCI headquarters.

He has also served as the director of Banking Fraud Unit.

He was the Rift Valley regional DCI boss in 2007 when the country witnessed the post-election violence.

He holds the rank of senior assistant inspector general of police.

He also served as the head of the then CID investigations Bureau.

Amin Mohamed Ibrahim Education

The information about the new DCI boss’ education are not yet in the public domain but we will keep you updated once we get the details.

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Massa Hamisi Salim, the interim Director of the Criminal Investigations has missed out on the list of 10 candidates that have been shortlisted to replace George Kinoti as the DCI boss.

Kinoti resigned on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, after four years at the helm of the investigative agency.

The National Police Service Commission appointed Massa Hamisi Salim as the Director of Criminal Investigations in an acting capacity until the position is filled substantively and competitively.

On Sunday, October 9, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) published a list of 10 shortlisted candidates.

The list was an intense narrow down from 253 individuals who submitted their application for the security top job.

In a statement, NPSC noted that a notice had  been sent to all the 10 candidates to present themselves at Kenya School of Government, lower Kabete in Nairobi for interviews slated for Tuesday October 11, 2022.

The shortlisted candidates are Amin Ibrahim Mohamed from Wajir, Bernard Barasa Walumoli from Bungoma, Eliud Kipkoech Lagat from Nandi, Gideon Nyale Munga from Kilifi and Esther Chepkosgei Seroney from Elgeyo Marakwet.

Others are David Kipkosgey Birech from Nandi, Jonyo Michael Wiso from Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nicholas Ireri Kamwende from Embu, Paul Jimmie Ndambuki from Machakos and Dr. Simon Mwangi Wanderi from Nyandarua.

The interviews will kick off at 8:45 am an close at 5:00 pm with each candidate expected to spent at roughly 45 minutes on the hot seat.

NPSC boss Eliud Kinuthia then invited the Public to submit credible written memorandum on any of the candidates through recruitmentdci2022@npsc.go.ke.

All candidates were directed to present their National ID, Academic certificates, including transcripts and professional certificates as well as any other supporting documents and testimonials.

They should  also obtain clearance from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and a credible Credit Reference Bureau.

Langat, who has been shortlisted, serves as the Director of DCI reforms while Wanderi is the Head of DCI Railways. Mohammed Amin is the Director of the agency’s Internal affairs Unit while Nyale is the Personal Assistant to the Inspector General of Police.

Birech works as the Director of Police Reforms while Kamwende is the Director of Planning at DCI.


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Nairobi Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the Nairobi gubernatorial race Johnson Sakaja has allegedly been arrested.

Reports had indicated that Sakaja was arrested on Friday June 17, 2022 at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

However, DCI in a statement denied arresting Sakaja. Instead, the George Kinoti-led body clarified that Sakaja had presented himself at the headquarters when he had not been summoned.

According to DCI, Sakaja presented himself after reports emerged in the media that he would be arrested any time.

He was however, allowed to leave the DCI Headquarters without the detectives taking any action against him.

Sakaja was facing arrest over forgery claims.

Earlier on, Nation newspaper had reported that Sakaja could be arrested any time for allegedly forging his academic papers.

The local daily had quoted DCI boss George Kinoti as having said that he will not allow frauds to be handed over the great city of Nairobi to run.

Kinoti had also linked Sakaja to an international crime syndicate.

Sakaja had presented an academic degree from Team University in Uganda, which has been a talk of the internet for sometime now as it was flagged to be fake.

Deputy President William Ruto has, however, defended Sakaja and said the issues surrounding his academic qualifications are nothing but a pure political witchhunt.

Ruto indicated that their political opponents have sensed defeat and have now resorted to intimidations and blackmail, which will not work.

Sakaja and Ruto allies have maintained that he will be on the ballot on August 9.

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based in Juja, Kiambu County, are hunting down three suspects who killed a 23-year-old university student in cold blood on Monday night.

The killers are said to have escaped with the victim’s mobile phone and other valuables.

DCI boss George Kinoti in statement on Tuesday evening said Joel Juma, a fourth year Industrial Chemistry student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was stabbed two times on the chest by one of the thugs before they fled to darkness in the 2am incident.

According to Juma’s girlfriend who is a Law student at the Mt Kenya University, Parklands Campus, she had escorted her boyfriend to get some revision materials from his classmates a few blocks away, when the blood thirst gang accosted them.

The girlfriend had gone to visit his lover last evening at around 6pm and found him studying for his examinations. She prepared a meal that they shared together before they retired to bed.

However, Juma later woke up and embarked on his books but at 2am, he asked her to escort him to where a classmate lived a few blocks away, to get some reference material that he needed before morning.

It is while on their way when the thugs attacked them near hotel Lilies, demanding for money and mobile phones.

Two of them descended on Juma with blows and kicks before stabbing him twice on the left side of his chest, leaving him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

The third assailant manhandled the lady who hadn’t carried any valuable and luckily, left her unscathed. Local guards who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and together with the heavily shaken girlfriend, helped Juma to a local dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Detectives have since established that pockets of a notorious gang, which escaped the ongoing operation to rid Kayole and Dandora of criminals, has found a safe haven in Gachororo, where they are regrouping with the aim of establishing a fiefdom.

Consequently, a major undercover operation to completely annihilate the gang has been launched in the area. Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the Special Service Unit (SSU) have been dispatched conduct the operation.

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A man aged 41 years is fighting for his life in hospital after he was attacked and sodomised by four young men in Murang’a.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the bizarre incident happened in Githiagara village in Kugumo, Murang’a County.

The man who was walking home at 1am on Tuesday was rushed to a Murang’a hospital while in serious condition.

At the time, he is said to have been coming from one of the local drinking joints. He was walking from Kahethu shopping centre to his home.

“The man was walking home from imbibing frothy waters with elders, when he was approached by the four, at around 1am. They immediately dragged him to a secluded area before they wrestled him to the ground and did the despicable act in turns,” reads part of the statement by DCI.

After the act, the man is said to have been left lying on the ground helpless.

Following the beastly incident, two suspects Bernard Kamande, 25 and Erick Kimani, 21 who were positively identified by the victim have been arrested and are currently being held at Muthithi Police Station.

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A court in Meru has sentenced a couple accused of trafficking drugs to life imprisonment.

While issuing the sentence on Wednesday September 30, 2021, Senior Principal Magistrate Thomas Muraguri said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the two were guilty.

The prosecution in the above case was being led by James Kinyua and Antony Musyoka.

The couple, James Muthiora and his wife Fridah Karimi were accused of peddling narcotics worth Kshs. 3.5 million.

They were accused alongside Timothy Kinoti Kariaci, Joseph Ekeno Ekeno and Jacob Githae Mukunyu.

They were arrested at the couple’s home during a raid by then DCIO James Githinji and then county commissioner Wilfred Nyagwanga.

On November 1, 2018, the four denied the three charges including trafficking 103kg of bhang worth Sh3,090,000 at Kooje Estate in North Imenti.

The couple was sentenced to life imprisonment for being in possession of utensils used in connection with the preparation of narcotic drugs contrary to Section 5 and Psychotropic Substances Control Act meaning the fine runs concurrently with the life sentence.

Their co-accused escaped the sentence for what the court termed as lack of evidence.

The defence team has, however, vowed to make an appeal at the High Court.

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