Voi High Court has postponed a bond ruling in a police murder case after the deceased family and Muslims for Human rights MUHURI disputed a probation report.
High court judge Farah Amin could not immediately state the bond terms for David Gitahi, a Taveta Police officer charged with the murder of Juma Mwanguku, and pushed the ruling to Monday.
A Probation officer had favoured the release of Gitahi, a suspect in the fatal shooting of Mwanguku at Rockland Club in Taveta on March 29.
The officer had not interviewed Mwanguku’s family and Taveta locals while compiling the report.
Residents have now given the official a damning report seeking to block Gitahi’s release.
[ MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma with Mwanguku’s Family. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
The court had set October 1 as the hearing date.
It will run for two consecutive days.
Police heavily drunk
Gitahi was heavily intoxicated when he aimed at Mwanguku and opened fire, killing him instantly, patrons at the club revealed.
MUHURI facilitated the postmortem on April 5.
“The result showed Mwanguku was shot four times in the chest, wrist, and on his arm. It was a close-range shooting,” said MUHURI Rapid response Officer in an earlier interview.
The bullets severed Mwanguku’s heart, liver, and lungs leading to massive internal bleeding, which caused his death.
MUHURI is holding brief for the deceased family in the murder case.