Facebook links Kenya cop to lawyer’s murder

From MARIA MACHARIA
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – YET another police officer has been linked to the murder of a prominent Kenya human rights lawyer last year for probing alleged violations by state forces.
Lawyer Willie Kimani was killed alongside his client and taxi driver in Soweto in the Machakos County.
Their bodies were found in a river with their bodies tied behind their backs, days after the trio went missing.
Police officers Fredric Leliman, Leonard Maina, Stephen Chebulet, Silvia Wanjiku and informer Peter Ngugi were arrested.
Facebook chats and phone data records retrieved from a mobile company have incriminated Wilson Kamau, a police driver attached to an undercover unit, called Spiv, which was headed by Leliman.
Despite previously insisting he did not know the suspects, but records and chats proved otherwise. It is thus suspected he drove the officers on the fateful day.
He has since been questioned behind closed doors.
The hearing resumes on April 24.
Kenyan police are accused of human rights violations particularly
victimizing Muslim faithful during probes into the Al-Shabaab terror.
CAJ News

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