MPs debate lawyer Willie’s murder, demand justice

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The National Assembly has called for an expeditious investigations into the heinous murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

The three were abducted, murdered and bodies dumped into river Oldonyo-Sabuk, Machakos County.

Debating the issue on Tuesday evening, MPs condemned the killing of the trio, with Ainabkoi MP and Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman Samuel Chepkonga tasking the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko, Directorate of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhuro and the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to ensure investigations are carried out in the right manner, and culprits successfully prosecuted.

“Onbehalf of the people I represent, the National Assembly and the Parliamentary Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, I strongly condemn the heinous killing of three innocent Kenyans. The DPP, DCI and the IG must ensure no body interferes with investigations into the murder. We need justice for these three souls,” he said.

Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma accused the police of sleeping on duty, saying they failed to protect the three, adding that such matter should not be repeated anywhere in the country.

He wondered how safe it is for Kenyans to seek justice in Courts, if they can be abducted and killed in a process of seeking justice through constitutional means.

“What wrong had the lawyer committed when seeking justice for his client. What wrong had the mere taxi driver committed for ferrying the lawyer and client to court. Mr speaker it seems it is becoming expensive for Kenyans to seek justice through the right channels. Investigations should be done expeditiously and culprits brought to book.”

Kaluma further called for an end in police vetting exercises, saying vetting should be done from the very first day of recruitment, to avoid recruiting rogue Kenyans to the police service, who end up taking innocent lives of citizens instead of protecting them.

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