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Kisii Central based police constable to face murder charges

Director of Public Prosecutions has okayed for the arrest and prosecution of police constable
Boniface Maubi for murder.
The constable will face charges for the death of Bramwell Jimmy Chukunza, 28.
The deceased had been arrested together with his friend 35-year-old friend Wycliffe Omondi and
placed in custody at Kisii police Station on December, 19.
They were later assaulted, allegedly by the said police officer and led to Chakunza's death.
The deceased died while undergoing treatment at Nyanchwa Mission Hospital. He had just been
released from police custody the following day.
Detectives from the Internal Affairs Unit Headquarters opened an investigation file and
submitted the same to the ODPP Kisii who upon perusal directed that constable Maubi, 36 be
arrested and charged with murder.
The said officer has since been arrested and placed in custody awaiting to be arraigned before
court tomorrow.

By Frank Akunga

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