Six Thuo linked murder suspect Paul Wainaina Boiyo alias Sheki, Christopher Lumbazio Andika alias Lumba, Andrew Karanja Wainaina, Samuel Kuria Ngugi alias Visi, Esther Ndinda Mulinge and Ruth Watahi alias Atlanta at Miliman law courts in Nairobi.
BY SAM ALFAN.
High Court has finally released on bonds six prime suspects linked with the murder of former government chief whip and Juja MP George Thuo pending his trial.
Justice Roselyne Korir on Wednesday ruled out that the six accused were released on 1million bond and surety of the same for the six to secure their freedom pending the ongoing hearing and determination of their criminal charges.
The court had earlier overruled their several attempts to be released on bail under what it feared the six were likely to interfere with potential witnesses in the case.
The accused were further ordered to remain within their jurisdiction and to attend at mentions on their case and not to interfere with the witness fail to which the court will revoke their bond terms.
The presiding Judge Roselyn Korir had earlier hinted that she may relax the stance once key witnesses who were Mr Wainaina’s employees at the Thika-based Porkies Bar, where the politician was allegedly poisoned testifies before court.
The first request for bond was rejected on March 20 while the second one met the same fate on June 26 after he sought a review of the ruling.
The six accused are Paul Wainaina,Christopher Lumbazio Andika, Andrew Karanja Wainaina,Samuel Kuria Ngugi, alias Visi,Esther Ndinda Mulinge and Ruth Watahi, alias Atlanta.
They were arrested on January 3, 2014, after investigations revealed that Mr Thuo swallowed a highly toxic chemical believed to have been mixed with his drink.
The suspects have denied a charge that states that they jointly murdered the former MP on the night of November 17, 2013 “with others not before court.”