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Trial adjourned after suspect in lawyer Willy Kimani’s case falls ill

Friday March 24 2017

Stephen Marogo, one of the accused persons in

Stephen Marogo, one of the accused persons in the murder case of lawyer Willy Kimani during a past appearance in court. FILE PHOTO | PAUL WAWERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

RICHARD MUNGUTI
By RICHARD MUNGUTI
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The trial of four Administration Police officers accused of murdering lawyer Willy Kimani and two others was adjourned after one of the suspects fell ill in court.

Stephen Morogo requested Lady Justice Jessie Lessit to discontinue the hearing because he could not follow the proceedings due “to abdominal complications”.

Mr Morogo told the judge through his lawyer that “he begun vomiting while on his way to the court from Kamiti Maximum Prison where he is detained.”

State Prosecutor Nicholas Mutuku told the court that although he was ready to proceed with the case, it was in order for the suspect to be given medical attention.

Mr Mutuku asked the court to direct health personnel to provide a detailed medical report explaining Mr Morogo’s sickness and treatment.

The judge directed prison authorities to escort the suspect to hospital for treatment.

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She also ordered that a medical report be produced in court on March 27.

Mr Morogo is jointly charged alongside Senior Sergeant Fredrick ole Leliman, Leonard Mwangi Maina, Sylvia Wanjiku Wanjohi and police informer Peter Ngugi Kamau with the murders of lawyer Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

They allegedly killed the three dubbed "The Mavoko Three" at Soweto in Athi River. 

The three were allegedly kidnapped as they left Mavoko Law Courts on June 23, 2016 then locked up at the Syokimau AP camp before they were moved at night.