Two police officers suspected of murdering a patient who was admitted at Mwingi Hospital were on Monday presented before a Machakos Court.
The officers of the rank of inspector of police and a corporal are attached to the Kitui DCI office. They were arrested by a team of detectives investigating the murder of Fredrick Musyimi, 27, at Mwingi Level Four Hospital last Thursday.
With investigations still ongoing, the prosecution team requested the court to deny the media permission to take pictures of the suspects.
“Since we are going to have an identification parade in 10 days time, we request the media not to take pictures because once they are published, they will interfere with the investigation,” Machakos Court Deputy Registrar Lucy Kaitany requested.
Ms Kaitany, seated at the Magistrates Court, asked journalists to excuse themselves before the two suspects were brought to court.
“I hereby accept conditions of the application which have been made today and will only be recorded in court camera. I also request that no photographs be taken for publication of the media,” she said.
Investigators handling the case say they intend to arrest more officers.
“There seem to be more players in this thing and we expect to arrest even the driver who was with them,” said an officer.
Musyimi’s sister Sharlyne Malia who witnessed her brother’s murder has claimed that the men who killed her brother are now after her.
She slipped out of a family meeting at Kathiani village in Kitui West, after claiming that two men came looking for her.
“A man claiming to be a CID officer had earlier called me saying there were new developments on my brother’s killing and wanted us to meet. He also claimed two people who were police officers based in Mwingi had been arrested over the killing and wanted me to go and identify the suspects,” Malia told Standard.