DPP orders police to probe disappearance of State House lawyer
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate the 2013 disappearance of Albert Muriuki, a lawyer who was attached to State House, Nairobi.
The DPP directed the probe following a formal request by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) over the unknown whereabouts of State House Deputy Director in charge of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Mr Muriuki nearly two years ago.
Mr Muriuki was allegedly last seen on December 30, 2013 in Loita Street in Nairobi wearing a grey formal jacket and matching shirt and trousers.
“Kindly conduct investigations into the issues raised in this matter and forward a complete file to this office for perusal and advice,” Mr. Tobiko said in a letter to CID Director Mr Ndegwa Muhoro.
The LSK also recently wrote to the Inspector General of Police Mr Joseph Boinnet to update it on the disappearance the lawyer attached to State House.
“The Government has the resources and ability to investigate the matter taking into account that Mr. Muriuki was a senior official within State House,” LSK chief executiveMr Apollo Mboya said.
Mr Mboya said that the disappearance was reported at the Central Police Station Nairobi in Occurrence Book (OB) serial number 78/10/1/2014 on January 10th last year.
Mr Mboya said that Mr Muriuki was last seen at Calee Confectionary Shop at Pension Towers along Loita Street in Nairobi on December 30, 2013.
The five-feet-seven-inches slender lawyer of medium dark complexion was wearing a grey formal jacket and matching shirt and trousers.
Mr Mboya said that LSK is a statutory body whose objects include representing, protecting and assisting members of the legal profession in matters relating to conditions of practice and welfare.
The LSK letter to the IG of Police dated March 12, 2015 was copied to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mr Keriako Tobiko and LSK President Mr Eric Mutua.