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Friday, 1 July 2016
Missing Human Rights lawyers' body found in a river
– Three bodies believed to be those of Human Rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their taxi driver have been found
– They were located in Oldonyo Sabuk river in Machakos county
– They were kidnapped as they exited from a court and the car they were whisked away in found abandoned along Mombasa road
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has ordered the arrest of three Administration Police officers linked to the disappearance of Human Rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver.
This came after the bodies suspected to be those of the above named were found in Oldonyo Sabuk river, Kilimambogo.
Lawyer Willie Kimani who has been missing together with his client and a taxi driver for a over a week now.
According to developing news, the third body- now confirmed to be that of his driver, slipped back into he river and the search is going on.
Separately, Daily Nation reported that the court has given Boinnet and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations up to 2pm, today, Friday, July 1, to give an interim report on investigations into the disappearance of Kimani and two others.
Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri went missing on Thursday, June 23, just after appearing in court on a drug-related case.
It was reported that the drug case was a fixed charge on Mwendwa by the police after he reported one of them for shooting him in the arm by one of them in 2015.
The case involved a senior Administration Police officer attached to Syokimau AP post.
Members of LSK protest at Jogoo House over their colleague’s disappearance
They were kidnapped along Mombasa Road just after exiting the Mavoko law court buildings and the car that whisked them away was found abandoned in Tigoni, where Kimani’s phone signal was traced to.
Earlier reports had it that Kimani wrote a note and threw it to a passerby who later revealed that Kimani had instructed him in the note to call his wife and inform him that he was in danger.
At the time, he had been in police custody at the Mlolongo AP camp but police at the camp denied wver hosting the three in their jail cells.
Following their disappearance, yesterday, Thursday, June 30, a multitude of lawyers marched to the offices of Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to demand that the police investigate the mysterious disappearance.
They did not manage to speak to Boinnet but the lawyers swore to continue demonstrating until Kimani was found.