Cholmondely murder trial kicks off
Written By:Court Reporters , Posted: Tue, May 27, 2008
The case against police constable Edward Kirui who is accused of killing two youths at Kondole Estate in Kisumu during the post election violence kicked off after the state counsel appeared in court.
The second person to testify in Edward Kirui’s case was Kisumu OCS Hansen Kaloki.
Kaloki told the court that he watched news that were aired by a local television channel and saw a policeman kicking and shooting at two youths.
Justice Onesmus Mutugi said that the court would have to see what the media house broadcasted to determine its content.
The matter didn’t take off on Monday due to lack of state counsel. Edward Kirui is accused of killing two youths in Kisumu.
The case was adjourned till Wednesday.
Elsewhere, the murder trial against Patrick Cholmondely who is accused of killing Robert Njoya on 10th May 06 kicks off at the court of appeal.
Fred Ojiambo who is representing the accused argued that Cholmondely rights were violated and that the court has no jurisdiction to force the defendants to diverge information of their witnesses.
The state on the other hand argued that they were not heard fully.Chomledlley had applied a petion not to provide the prosecution with statements of seven witnesses he intends to call for his defense.
Meanwhile the battle between the KFF Nyamweya’s faction and the Hatimy group continues.
Last week Justice Hatari Waweru ruled that the Nyamweya is the official and legal group but the Hatimy group was not satisfied with the ruling.
The group now wants the orders reversed arguing that it would be in the interest of justice based on the new evidence that was not produced in the court.
The Hatimy group also argued that Sam Nyamweya was expelled while Twaha Mbarak and Peter Ochiel resigned from KFF.
The rulling will be heard on 6th of June.