Githurai Police Officer found guilty of murder

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A Githurai police officer accused of maliciously killing a man in Githurai five years ago, has been found guilty.

Titus Musila shot into the limelight after his arrest sparked a series of protests in Githurai and its environs.

The protesters wanted the cop arrested saying that he had done a lot in fighting crime in the area.

High Court Judge James Wakiaga on Wednesday said it had been proven beyond reasonable doubt that Musila intentionally killed Kenneth Mwangi a suspected thug.

Wakiaga said Musila shot the deceased three times at close range, leading to his death.

“After evaluating evidence laid before the court, I find that the accused had malice to murder the deceased,” Wakiaga said.

Musila was represented by lawyer Cliff Ombetta who defended him saying that the bullet retrieved from the deceased’s skull was not from the accused’s firearm.

Musila was arrested after Mwangi’s family lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Oversight Authority, accusing him of extrajudicial killing.

Wakiaga said the former policeman ought to have handcuffed Mwangi and taken him into custody instead of shooting him in the head.

 

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