In Summary
  • The prosecution suspects that the three victims were executed in the open field, on the night they were reported missing.
  • The expert said he received close to 70 items, including water bottles, clothes, cigarette butts, juice cans and wooden sticks from the officer investigating the case.

Cigarette butts found at a crime scene have been linked to one of the suspects charged with the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

Dr Joseph Kagunda Kimani, an analyst from the Government Chemist, said five cigarette butts found at an open field in Mlolongo match the DNA profiles of Peter Ngugi Kamau, an alleged police informer.

Prosecutors suspect the three victims were executed in the open field on the night they were reported missing.

The three were killed in cold blood on June 23, 2016 after attending a court case in Mavoko.

CIGARETTE BUTS

Four police officers Fredrick ole Leliman, Stephen Cheburet Morogo, Sylvia Wanjiku Wanjohi and Leonard Maina Mwangi and Mr Kamau have denied killing the three.

Dr Kimani confirmed to Justice Jessie Lesiit that the DNA profiles collected from the cigarette butts match those of Mr Kamau.

He said the DNA can only be that of Mr Kamau “unless he has an identical twin brother”.

Some of the exhibits in court on July 18 during the hearing of a case in which five people have been charged with the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Joseph Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri at Soweto area, Mlolongo, Machakos County.  PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Some of the exhibits in court on July 18 during the hearing of a case in which five people have been charged with the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Joseph Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri in Soweto, Mlolongo, Machakos County. PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The expert said he received close to 70 items, including water bottles, clothes, cigarette butts, juice cans and wooden sticks from the officer investigating the case.

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