Sonko bails out policeman charged with killing two brothers in Githurai
Nairobi Senator on Thursday offered to bail out a police Constable who has been charged with killing two brothers in Githurai.
Police Constable Titus Ngamau Musila, alias Katitu, was released on a bond of Sh500,000 with two sureties after staying in custody two years.
Katitu has denied killing Kenneth Kimani Mwangi and Oscar Mwangi.
The Judge heard that the two deceased brothers were members of a five-man gang that was terrorising residents in Githurai.
Kimani alias Mundu was shot dead on April 14 2013 after robbing a woman of her cellphone.
And as soon as Justice James Wakiaga had announced the bond, Senator Sonko offered to bail him out.
The police constable was then escorted to the Milimani High Court cells as the securities offered by Mr Sonko were being verified.
Justice Wakiaga had allowed the renewed bail application by defence lawyer Cliff Ombeta, who told the court “ that all protected witnesses who feared being killed by the officer (Katitu) had testified and thus he posed no threat to any one.”
Prosecuting counsel Ms Catherine Mwaniki did not oppose the fresh bail plea, saying “ all the witnesses who feared for their lives have all testified.”
She however urged the court to pronounce a stringent bail terms and “if possible impose a cash bail of Sh1 million.”
Mr Ombeta protested the Sh1 million cash bail saying; “ Katitu is a mere police officer whom the Kavulundi vetting team has been told earn Sh15,000 in salary. He has had difficulties paying legal fees.”
Spelling the tough bail terms, Justice Wakiaga directed Katitu not to visit Kasarani Area nor any police station under the command of the Officer Commanding Division (OCPD) Kasarani.
“ You shall not talk or communicate with any of the remaining eight prosecution witnesses nor visit any police station especially- Kimbo Police Station,” Justice Wakiaga.
He was also ordered not to leave the jurisdiction of the court and “ should he wish to travel out of Nairobi he should get written permission from the Deputy Registrar of the High Court Criminal Division.”