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Daily Nation : February 18th 2014
16 | National News BY NATION REPORTER The woman who was among the three people gunned down in Nakuru at the weekend, was on the police’s list of most wanted criminals. The three were killed at Kibunja on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway on Sunday. Nakuru police boss Bernard Kioko said the woman was included on their list after victims identified her as the leader of a gang behind a number of robberies. She was linked to last year’s abduction of a university lecturer in Eldoret whose bank accounts were cleaned by the gang that kept on demanding ransom. Mr Kioko described the killing of the woman as a major step in the fight against violent robberies. The search for other members of the gang believed to be hiding in various townships was continuing, he said. “Police officers eventually cornered them. The woman and her two accomplices engaged the officers in a fierce shootout when they were ordered to stop. All the three were most wanted gangsters and we are optimistic that 150 Rounds of ammunition which police officers recovered from the woman and her two accomplices we shall get to know their source of firearms and ammunition,” he said. In the early Sunday morning inci- dent, police recovered 150 rounds of ammunition and an AK-47 rifle. Last September, a lecturer at Moi University and his wife were abducted on their way to their home in Elgon View Estate. They were taken round several banks in Eldoret and Nakuru where their ATM cards were used to withdraw money. DAILY NATION Tuesday February 18, 2014 Woman killed in shootout was on police list of ‘most wanted’ The gang later demanded Sh3 mil- lion ransom before the couple could be released This prompted the police to launch a special operation to track down the woman and her accomplices. “We shall keep the public posted as we close in on more members of the gang,” said Mr Kioko, adding that investigations were going on. He said that police had also recovered a salon car used by the three. PROBE | Inquiry to reveal how he died Witness hitch hits Wanjiru death inquest 35 Judge pushes probe to May after family protests that they were not given witness statements BY PAUL OGEMBA @PaulOgemba firstname.lastname@example.org Wanjiru failed to start yesterday after his family protested against the manner in which the proceedings were to begin. Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had summoned five witnesses from Nyahururu but both Wanjiru’s mother Hannah Wanjiru and his widow Trizah Njeri Kamau claimed that they had not been given the witnesses’ statements to enable their lawyers cross examine the witnesses. Lawyer Muendo Uvyu, for T COURSES ISO/IEC 27001:2013 -ISMS Implementation Course ISO/IEC 27001:2013 - ISMS Internal Audit Course ISO/IEC 27001:2013 - ISMS Lead Implementation Course ISO/IEC 27001:2013 -ISMS Lead Auditor Course ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Implementation Course NO. OF DAYS 3 Days 2 Days 5 Days 5 Days 2 Days DATES Mar 3-5, Mar 10-12, Mar 17-19 Jun 9-11, Jun 16-18 Mar 6-7 Jun 12-13 Mar 24-28 Jun 23-27 Jun 30 - Jul 4 Mar 13-14, Mar 20-21 Jun 19-20 COST (INCLUSIVE OF VAT) KES. 139,200 USD 1,615 KES. 92,800 USD 1,070 KES. 232,000 USD 2,670 KES. 232,000 USD 2,670 KES. 92,800 USD 1,070 Ms Wanjiru, said it would be unfair for the DPP to proceed with the matter without the information. “It will be prejudicial for the mother to have the inquest proceed without looking at the statements. It is only fair if the DPP supplies us with the copies to enable us prepare before we begin,” said Mr Uvyu. Nairobi chief magistrate Hannah Ndung’u allowed the request by the family and directed the DPP to supply them with the statement before the hearings on May 14. The inquest was to be conducted in Nyahururu but it was moved to Nairobi following an order by High Court judge Anyara Emukule, sitting in Nakuru. The DPP has lined up 35 "l0(5 C/.24l3+.* ")1+&% L+-+3(' witnesses, including the late athlete’s mother and widow in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind his death in 2011. Three different postmortems conducted after the death came he inquest into the death of former Olympic champion Samuel Number of witnesses Director of Public Prosecutions has lined up to testify in the inquest ‘‘ It will be prejudicial for the mother to have the inquest proceed without looking at the statements,” Lawyer Muendo Uvyu up with three different results and the government subsequently ordered an inquest to unearth the truth. An initial police investiga- tions report stated that he died of injuries sustained in the fall from the balcony of his house. However, a first autopsy conducted by former chief government pathologist Moses Njue cast doubt on the theory that the former Olympic champion died of head injuries sustained during a fall from his balcony. The second postmortem report by Dr Emily Rogena, who was contracted by Wanjiru’s mother, also disputed the assertion of an accidental fall as the cause of death and added that there was the possibility that Wanjiru could have been murdered. A third postmortem exami- nation report by consultant pathologist Peter Ndegwa, who Ms Njeri, concluded that he died of an injury on his head suffered when he accidentally fell from the balcony.
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