16 October 2012

Kenya: Rogo Killers Likely to Walk Free

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The killers of controversial Muslim Preacher Aboud Rogo likely to go unpunished.

The killers of controversial Muslim Preacher Aboud Rogo are likely to go unpunished after the team appointed by the Director of Public Prosecution to investigate his death failed to unmask the criminals.

This latest development come in the wake of a final meeting scheduled this Wednesday between the Police investigators and the team appointed by DPP , Keriako Tobiko.

The investigators are expected to make a final assessment of the evidence gathered by the Police so far before making a final report to the DPP.

Yesterday , sources privy to the investigations told the Star that among the reasons why the investigators had failed to unravel the murder that caused street protests in Mombasa last Month was because none of the 14 witnesses questioned by the police had corroborating testimony.

The sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said there was contradiction in the eye witness account including the testimony of Rogo's wife Khaniya Said Sagaar.

Fatuma who recorded a 14 page statement told the Police that her husband was killed by the police but did not state how she identified the killers to be policemen.

Another eye witness told the police that he saw two men of 'asian ' origin in a Subaru legacy car that drove away Rogo's killers.

According to the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity , the police were also yet to recover the gun used to kill Rogo therefore making it impossible to produce a ballistic report as evidence.

Police said catridges recovered from the scene of the killing were black in color and not consistent with bullets used by the Kenya Police.Investigators said it was impossible to know the source of the bullets.

The sources said none of the witnesses provided the police with registration details of a black Subaru which the killers are said to have driven in soon afters shooting dead Rogo.This has been a major setback for the investigators who failed to establish who the owned the get away vehicle.

The sources said the probe team was likely to among other things likely to recommend that the DPP order the Rogo murder be turned into an inquest.

Rogo was killed on August 27 near the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach on the Mombasa-Malindi highway. His murder sparked off three days of riots in sections of Mombasa town.

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