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Saturday, 13 September 2014

HIGH COURT ORDERS STATE TO PRODUCE POLICE OFFICER KATITU ON NOV 17



Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta finally got Production Order from the Nairobi High Court which now compels the State to produce Officer Titus Katitu in court on November 17 without fail.


Katitu is being held by the police for allegedly shooting two brothers believed to be heavily armed criminals that have been terrorizing residents of Githurai.

The arrest of Katitu led to two days protests and demos by Githurai residents who demanded his unconditional release. The residents say that Katitu had helped reduce crime in the area and should be let free and allowed to serve them.

Sonko has now offered to bail out Katitu from remand. He has also hired a panel of 6 law firms (Ombetta & Co., Kirathe Wandungi & Co., Nancy Ongere Advocates, Lydia Kwamboka & Co. Advocates, Mbijire & Co. Advocates & Alponce Mutinda & Co. Advcts) to take over the case.


The lawyers are expected to make a bail application on 17 September when Katitu will be arraigned in court. The visibly angry Sonko said “The constitution is very clear, every accused person is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Article 49(1) states that, all offences including murder are bailable, Article 50(2)a states that every person has the right to a fair trial, which includes the right- to be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved” Said Sonko.



He went on to promise that he was ready to pay for Katitu’s bail. “So chances of our beloved crime buster cop to be released on bail are very high. Once again Katuti must be freed even if it means depositing a cash bail of 50m in court I will do it for him to be freed”.