A Milimani Law Court has directed that three men be detained for 14 days in connection with the rape and murder of one of the men’s girlfriend.
The three men – Patrick Odhiambo, Celeb Munyonga and Brian Agunjo – are accused of killing Achieng’ Ochieng’.
The deceased was reportedly killed after an argument with her boyfriend on May 14.
According to the Star, her body was found dumped on Murang’a road in Ngara, Nairobi. She had bruises on her feet and arms and appeared to have been raped.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday following a tip-off by members of the public.
The Court heard that Ms Achieng’ lived with her boyfriend in Kasarani prior to her disappearance.
In a sworn affidavit by Constable Bridget Wanjiku of Parklands DCI office, the deceased did not return home after the argument with her boyfriend.
She said police will conduct a post-mortem and DNA tests on the suspects.
“Investigations include apprehending more suspects, conducting a postmortem, taking a swab from the deceased and conducting DNA tests on the suspects,” the prosecution said.
“The suspects will also be taken for psychiatric tests to ascertain their mental status before pleading to murder charges.”
Milimani senior principal magistrate Peter Ooko said the case will be mentioned on June 21.