A police officer accused of shooting and killing a suspect at a police station in Nakuru will face murder charges next week.
A court has allowed police to keep the suspect in their custody until they finish investigating the death of Mr David Sewe, who had been booked at the station.
SHOT AT NIGHT
The accused is being held at the county's Central Police Station.
Mr Sewe, 36, was arrested at Pondamali estate in Mwariki on August 27 and booked for having 11 rolls of bhang valued at Sh220.
He was taken to Kasarani Police Post before being transferred to Central where he was shot dead at night.
The victim's family claimed that the officer demanded Sh50,000 to free him but that they could not raise it.
Mr Sewe’s sister, Ms Rose Awuor, said police informed her by phone of the arrest and threatened to kill her brother.
She said she learned of his death when she could not find him in the cells the following morning. She went to court to see if he had been scheduled for charges but did not see him so she asked the OCPD about his location.
The family claimed that the OCS told them Mr Sewe was shot and killed by an officer who alleged that he tried to escape.
County Police Commander Mr Hassan Barua said they were still investigating the matter.
The suspect, who is being represented by lawyer Mr David Mong’eri, is expected to plead to the charges on September 7.
The body is at Nakuru county mortuary.