Delivery man with ‘confession letter from Jacob Juma’s killers’ detained by police
A man who claimed to be working in the office of the Deputy President and delivered a letter to activist Boniface Mwangi claiming to be a confession of who killed businessman Jacob Juma, has been detained in police custody for four days.
Senior Resident Magistrate Teresiah Nyangena issued the order after police officers sought for more time to continue holding Mr Douglas Nyakundi and complete investigations.
The police told the court that the accused delivered the letter titled self confession while claiming to have been sent by his boss who is only known as Mr Rono and attempted to extort money from Mr Mwangi.
Mr Mwangi recorded his conversation with him on phone in the presence of his lawyer which subsequently led to his arrest on November 30.
The accused allegedly promised Mr Mwangi that he would give him more details on who murdered the city businessman and even introduce the photojournalist to the actual killers.
The accused is expected to be charged with attempted extortion of money from Mr Mwangi and the police want to establish whether he indeed works in the office of the DP as a messenger and the whereabouts of his alleged boss, Mr Rono. He will be detained at Kilimani Police Station.