• April 18, 2024
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DPP Haji Issues Statement on Charging Justice Sankale in Tob Cohen’s Murder

DPP Haji Issues Statement on Charging Justice Sankale in Tob Cohen’s Murder

Director of Public Prosecutions( DPP) Noordin Haji has clarified on claims that he failed to charge key suspects in the murder of Tob Cohen.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday ,he maintained that there was no sufficient evidence to charge justice Sankale However, the DPP went ahead to say that there was substantive evidence to charge two suspects which are Ms. Sarah Wairimu Kamotho and Peter Njoroge Karanja in the murder case.

“In respect of investigations into the involvement of Honorable Justice Sankale Ole Kantai, upon a thorough perusal of the inquiry file and analysis of the evidence, the ODPP was satisfied that, there was no sufficient evidence at that time to prefer charges against the said suspect unless additional evidence was made available to warrant a review of the said decision,” said the DPP.

Haji made it clear that the decision had since been communicated to the DCI with the criminal case pending before the High Court. The ODPP however added that should additional incriminating evidence against any suspect be gathered and made available, a decision will be made including reviewing the earlier decision.

The remarks come after a testimony was made by John Gichomo who is a senior DCI officer, which paints a suspicious picture of the link between Sankale and Sarah Wairimu Cohen a wife to the deceased.

According to Gichomo, Justice Sankale participated in the planning and cover up of the businessman’s murder. The DCI officer alleged that Sankale convened multiple meetings with Sarah Wairimu to plan the murder of Cohen in different locations and dates.

In an application through his lawyer Justice Sankale in his defense said that the evidence provided by Gichomo was based on matters the DPP had already issued a decision on, where he went to the court seeking to stop the Inspector General of Police ,the DCI and any other agent from arresting him in connection to Tob Cohens murder.

“What is more intriguing and probably a manifestation of an institution whose leaders have gone rogue, the 2nd respondent wants to arrest the petitioner on matters that the DPP has already considered and closed.”


       

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