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Suspect arraigned in court over killing

Suspect arraigned in court over killing


Thursday May 9 2024

KNA by Davis Langat

A suspect Kennedy Ogalo Osano has been arraigned in court over the murder of a bouncer Evans Okoda at Rawinji area in Oyugis town, Homa Bay County, on the night of May 2nd this year.

Okoda was found dead in the compound of his rented house in Oyugis town early Friday following which investigations commenced leading to Osano’s arrest on Tuesday.

Rachuonyo South Sub-County Criminal Investigations Officer David Kirui told the court that Osano’s phone call data linked him to the murder. “We gathered call data which linked Osano with the incident,” he said adding some of the data is yet to be analyzed.

He said they still needed more time to continue holding Osano in their custody to enable them conclude investigations. “Your honour we appeal to you to give us seven more days to enable us to continue with the data analysis and further investigations,” Kirui said.

Prosecutor Churchill Ogema concurred arguing that the charge was a serious one and thus required adequate time to probe the suspect.

“This is a matter of public interest and the case is still under investigation. I appeal to the court to grant the investigation officers more time,” Ogema said.

Oyugis Resident Magistrate Cynthia Cheruiyot granted the DCI seven more days to continue holding the suspect and fixed the case to be mentioned on May 14 when further directions will be given.

Courtesy: KNA

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