Four prosecution witnesses in a homicide case implicating two Kilifi cops will give their testimony to Malindi High Court on January 31, 2020.
The mention was November 20, 2019.
Six eyewitnesses have already testified against police constables Amos Kipsang’ and Simon Ayodo charged with murdering Katana Kazungu on June 26, 2018, at Tsangatsini, Kaloleni.
Kazungu, the firstborn of 55-year-old Kazungu Fondo, succumbed to gunshot wounds aged 17 while a Standard Seven pupil at Ndatani Primary School.
The postmortem report revealed the killers fired their guns at close range. A pathologist at Mombasa County Level 5 Teaching and Referral Hospital disclosed to the media the killer bullet exited through Kazungu’s stomach after it pierced his back, passed through the heart, and broke a rib.
In September 2019, the witnesses told Judge Reuben Nyakundi the cops tried to conceal evidence after shooting Kazungu, who was helping push a stalled lorry. It had rained — the lorry, which was transporting the ballast from a nearby quarry, stuck in the mud.
Police had claimed the lorry was a subject of an active probe and were on a recovery mission. Witnesses said Kazungu came from a funeral and helped push the vehicle in anticipation of a stipend.
The court on January 12, 2019, issued a warrant of arrest against Kipsang’ and Ayodo. A month later, the two appeared before then Malindi High Court Judge Weldon Korir for plea-taking.
Korir remanded them at Malindi prison until March 13, awaiting psychiatric and probation reports. The interdicted cops pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and Korir released them on the Sh1 million bond each.
Muhuri is watching a brief for the deceased family in court.