Two police officers attached to Mariakani police station were on Tuesday arraigned at Malindi court for killing a teenage at Kaloleni, Kilifi County.
Simeon Oyoo Ayodo and his counterpart Amos Kiptoo Kipsang appeared before Malindi high court judge Weldon Korir linked to the murder of 17 year old Katana Kazungu, class seven pupil at Ndatani primary school in Kaloleni, Kilifi County.
However, the two did not answer to the charges and Korir ordered they undergo psychiatrist examination to ascertain whether they are fit for the trial.
“The test should be conducted immediately at the Malindi district hospital,” he told the court.
Korir told the prosecution that the two officers should be detained at the Malindi police station and returned to court on Thursday to be charged.
A human rights lobby Muslims for Human Rights- MUHURI documented the incident that occurred in June 26th last year hugely assisting the Independent Police Oversight Authority –IPOA to conduct an independent investigation over the incident.
MUHURI Chairperson Khelef Khalifa said that police misused their rifles by killing the innocent boy.
Katana Kazungu had been called by his friends to help push a stuck lorry which was ferrying stones from a nearby quarry and police trailing the truck shoot recklessly killing innocent Kazungu at a very close range according to a postmortem report.
Muslims for Human Rights also seeks to be enjoined in the case and will file an application on Thursday at the Malindi high court before hearing commences.
The incident attracted heated debated from human rights defenders after top Kilifi Police bosses pushed for a quick burial of the deceased.
It took MUHURI’s intervention which pushed for postmortem and appealed for independent investigations by IPOA.
IPOA investigations took seven months.
Kipsang and Ayodo were suspended pending investigations on the incident.
Hearing is slated for Thursday 14th.