Police officers at Mpeketoni Police Station alleged a self-inflicted accident in the murder of pillion passenger Margaret Njeri Njuguna.
“I established that a report in the Occurrence Book (OB) was a cover-up by police officers,” Investigating Officer PC Oliver Nabonwe has told High Court Judge Justice Said Juma Chitembwe at the Malindi Law courts.
In his evidence before Justice Chitembwe investigating officer (IO) told court that on the material day a motorcycle rider Grorge Migwi Wachira was riding from Mpeketoni Township towards Usiwa while carrying pillion passenger -the deceased (Margaret Njeri Njuguna). The rider defied orders to stop by two police officers oblivious of the presence of other police officers ahead.
“When the accused person (Salim Mohamed) realized the rider had defied orders to stop, he rushed to the road while armed with his G3 rifle, butt stock extended in order to intercept the rider. The rider ducked and the butt stock hit the deceased. The law enforcement agent acted unprofessionally and recklessly while trying to block the rider and hitting the pillion in the process,” said PC Nabonwe.
The Investigating Officer further informed the court that an autopsy examination report by Consultant Pathologist Dr. Ng’ala Mbuuko formed opinion that the cause of death was traumatic brain damage due to blunt injury to the head.
He was being cross-examined in chief by Senior Assistant DPP Vincent Monda before High Court Judge Justice Said Juma Chitembwe at the Malindi Law Courts.
The defense team has recalled some witnesses for cross examination.
Investigating Officer, PC Oliver Nabonwe demonstrates in court how G3 was used by the accused in an attempt to block the motorcycle rider
Malindi, Tuesday October 11, 2016
ODPP Communication Division, by Hilary Mongera