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Sunday 21 September 2014


A murder suspect charged with the death of a 22-year-old university student Joseph Lendrix Waswa who appeared before a Bungoma court to take a plea of the murder charge has suddenly gone mad in remand prisons as he keeps yelling at night and talking to himself during the day.

Our source revealed Waswa is desperate and could to an extent do anything to himself. He is said to be openly complaining that his friends have deserted him and at times saying they are engaged in dirty money minting deals.

Waswa appeared before deputy registrar Daisy Mutai to have the date of his plea fixed to September 23 2014. He suspected of murdering Mitch Barasa Kibiti on August 3 2014.
The suspect will be in remanded in Bungoma GK Prisons as he awaits the mention of his case and taking of the plea next week.

The suspect was arrested on September 7 2014 for allegedly having murdered the deceased before he went hiding.
It is alleged that the suspect had murdered the university student using his licensed gun that was found at the scene of the incident by the police.

Court documents signed by Onyango Oimbu, senior prosecution counsel, on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecution  Keriako Tobiko, saw that the state will line up of 12 prosecution witnesses.

The delay in the mention of the plea was attributed to lack of a judge to preside over the case was but there was an assurance that the high court judge Hellen Omondi, from Nairobi, will preside over the case as from  on September 23.

Residents of Kimilili were reported to have been involved in riots that led to the destruction of business premises of the suspect an incident condemned by county CID officer, Peter Mabeya.
“Am urging the public to be patient and refrain from damaging people’s property and also cease demonstrating as the arm of the law is going to take its course once we are done with the investigations,” said CID Mabeya.

Speaking to the press in his office, Mabeya said that those who are rioting and looting people’s property in the name of demanding justice will be arrested and face the law as it is not in order for residents to start taking  law into their hands.

Mabeya asked political leaders to refrain themselves giving statements that incite the public saying that the law will not spare them.
He also appreciated the public for volunteering to give out useful information that led to the arrest of Waswa.

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