By Chris Ojow
Any attempt to drag the nine special
service unit officers at gun point to go
for DNA without the presence of their
lawyers will be met with force.
The nine officers has vowed not to move
to any hospital unless they are going to
the National Forensic Laboratory at DCI
Headquarters as directed by Court.
Lawyers representing the nine officers
through letters addressed to Kahawa
Court , have informed the court that
it’s orders were breached .
The nine officers through their lawyers
Danstan Omari and Wicliff Omaiyo are
worried that forceful testing and
extraction of their blood without the
presence of their pathologists and
lawyers might lead to planting of
evidence at the scene of crime to
implicate them with the murder and yet
they are innocent.
Article 50 and 49 of the Constitution of
Kenya States that the accused are
innocent before proven guilty, have a
right to be released on bond, the
rights of the accused must be adhered to
and must go through a fair trial.
The Chief Magistrate Diana Kavedza while
delivering a ruling ordered that the
nine officers be taken to National
Forensic Laboratory for DNA testing and
analysis of the blood on exhibits in the
custody of investigators.
The court added that for safeness of
the process, they be accompanied by
their own pathologists of their choice
during the extraction of and testing of
DNA samples at their own cost.
The order was delivered on 15th of
November and the respondents are to
appear before Magistrate on 01st of
December 2022 to inform the court that
they have complied with the directives.
The nine officers through their lawyer
insisted that they are innocent and were
framed claiming that they are victims
of political witch hunt.
The nine Special Service Unit offers
Joseph Mwenda Mwaya , David Chepchong
kipsoi, Stephen Luseno Matunda, Poul
Njogu Muriithi , Simon Muhuga Gikonyo,
Peter Muthee Gachiku, Francis Muendo
Ndonye, John Mwangi Kamau and Joseph
Kamau Mbugua will appear before Kahawa