Kibor may face murder trial
Published on February 22, 2008, 12:00 am
By Karanja Njoroge and Vincent Bartoo
A former Kanu strongman could face murder charges.
Lawyers for Mr Jackson Kibor, who is being held at Nakuru Central Police Station, on Thursday said though he was arrested for alleged incitement, the State was preparing murder charges.
Mr Katwa Kigen, Mr Gordon Ogolla, and Mr Robert Limo protested at his confinement, and demanded that he be taken to court.
|ARRESTED: Uasin Gishu businessman, Mr Jackson Kibor, is escorted to the Nakuru CID headquarters, where he was transferred from Eldoret for interrogation on Thursday. Kibor was arrested for alleged participation in post-election violence. Picture: Lucas Thuo|
The Uasin Gishu politician, 72, was arrested on Thursday in Eldoret and flown to Nakuru where he spent his second day on Thursday.
Earlier, his family had condemned the police for denying Kibor access to his lawyer and relatives.
His wife, Unita, said: “This is despite mzee presenting himself at the Eldoret Police Station following summons.”
She said detectives who visited their home on Monday did not find Kibor, and left a message asking that he present himself.
“Mzee is a law abiding citizen who duly complied with the summons. But what has angered us is his mistreatment by the police,” she said.
She was speaking at the Eldoret Police Station where family, friends and supporters camped demanding to know Kibor’s whereabouts.
The politician was suspected of inciting post-election violence. Limo said his arrest was in bad taste, saying the police wanted to accuse him of framed-up charges.
In Nakuru, the politician was taken to Rift Valley CID headquarters for interrogation.
Earlier, the lawyers, friends and relatives waited at the district Law Courts in vain after word went round that he would be charged.