Senior cop in scribe death case detained for 14 days in Siaya
Zaddoc Angira and Eric Juma
A senior police officer in whose house a journalist was found dead on November 21 was yesterday arraigned before Siaya principal magistrate.
Chief Inspector Sabina Kerubo of Ugunja Police Station appeared before James Ong’ondo but did not take plea as the prosecution, through State Counsel Tracy Nambisia, sought 14 days to complete the investigations.
Kerubo becomes the third suspect to be taken to court in connection with the killing of The Star journalist Eric Oloo.
Last week, two brothers — Victor Oloo Lutta and his brother Frankline Lutta—also appeared in court. Detectives were granted 11 days to detain them as they complete investigations.
When the magistrate sought the reaction of Kerubo regarding the 14 days, she calmly told the court that she had no objection.
The magistrate ordered she be detained at the Siaya DCI until the mention date on December 16.
Lead investigator Chief Inspector Tobias Akumu, said the prosecution would hand over the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions today with recommendations.