In Summary
  • Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo said the detectives investigating the matter had given compelling reasons for holding Mr Peter Njoroge Karanja longer.

  • The detectives told the court that the matter was complex and that they needed to subject the gadgets recovered from Karanja to forensic investigations.

The key suspect in the murder of Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen Wednesday suffered a blow after a Kiambu court rejected his application to be released on bond or bail and ordered that he be detained at Kiambu Police Station for 14 days.

GADGETS

Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo said the detectives investigating the matter had given compelling reasons for holding Mr Peter Njoroge Karanja longer.

“The application for detention is allowed to the effect that the respondent be detained at the Kiambu Police Station for a period of 14 days for investigations to be completed. Respondent to be offered

proper medication while in custody,” she added.

In their application to continue detaining the suspect on Monday, the detectives told the court that the matter was complex and that they needed to subject the gadgets recovered from Karanja to forensic investigations. They added that they needed to visit other counties to question people known to the suspect.

The defence lawyer Festus Mbati objected to the decision by the Director of Criminal Investigations to transfer Mr Karanja from Kiambu Police Station to Muthaiga Police Station, expressing concern about his safety.

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