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Thursday, 11 September 2014


Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has once again shown that he is a man of the people when he offered to bail out police officer Titus Musila aka Katitu from remand.

Katitu’s arrest was based on allegations that while on duty, he killed two armed robbers who according to residents of Githurai estate have been terrorizing them. 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.

Yesterday, Sonko who had visited Katitu and assured him of his support 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 today at the High Court. “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”.
This will not be the first case in which Sonko is paying either cash bail or bond for suspects not only in Nairobi but across the country. He had once paid cash bail and bond for MRC members.