Court allows police to hold suspect in murder case for 14 days

A Kabarnet court has ordered that a boda boda operator who shot a school guard be held in police custody for 14 days to allow for further investigations.

Wilson Cherogony Chebonin was charged that on the night of June 23, this month, he shot and killed Richard Chepkonga Cheptirim a watchman at Moinonin primary school in Baringo North Sub County using an AK 47 rifle.

The accused denied the charge before Principal Magistrate, Samson Temu but the investigating officer Sergeant, George Emai asked the court to allow him to detain the accused for 14 days to complete investigations.

The accused who operated his motorcycle taxi along the Loruk-Marigat route disappeared but police officers tracked him down the following day while hiding in an abandoned village where they apprehended him on Friday.

He will be back in court on July 11 when the police are expected to have finished investigations.

Source: Kenya News Agency