18 December 2012

Kenya: AP Officers Found Guilty of Kawangware Taxi Drivers' Killings

Administration police sentence to death for murder ( Resource: Death Penalty For Six Kenyan Administration Police )

Ahmed Omar,Abdalla Shaffi,Michael Ndungu,Moses Rotich and Nelson Kipchirchir at the courts during the hearing of their case in which they are charged with the murder of taxi drivers at kawangware.PHILIP KAMAKYA

Six Administrative Police Officers accused of the killings of seven taxi drivers in Kawangware last year, have been found guilty by the High Court.

The six; Ahmed Omar, Ahmed Shaffi, Michael Lewa, Moses Lochich, Nelson Too and Erick Melchizedek will be arraigned in court tomorrow for sentencing.

The incident occurred on March 11, 2010 on Nairobi's Naivasha Road. Drivers Harry Thuku, James Mugweru, Joseph Maina, George Ng'ang'a, William Gitonga, Joseph Ngugi and Joseph Thiong'o died in the shooting. The officers, aged between 25 and 30, said they recovered a toy pistol, pangas and iron bars from the scene.

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