A mobile phone that was allegedly used to plan the abduction and the murders of Lawyer Willie Kimani and two others belonged to a police officer, the high court heard yesterday.
Testifying at the murder trial of the lawyer, his client, a boda boda operator, Josephat Mwendwa, and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, a police officer attached to Mlolongo ploice station Richard Nyakundi, said the phone that was produced in court yesterday was his.
He told Justice Jessie Lessit that one officer, a Mr Brown, borrowed the phone to call someone on June 23, at around 9am.
He said Brown was introduced to him by Administration Officer Fredrick Leliman, who is the first accused in the murder case.
Nyakundi told the court that he had two phones, one which had safaricom line and other one had Airtel line. He gave Brown the phone with the Airtel line.
“That was the third time to see officer Brown, the second time was at the police station, he was standing outside the police canteen conversing with Leliman,” he told the court.
It was his testimony that Brown returned the phone at about noon and thanked him for assisting him with it and never saw him again after that.
Nyakundi identified Leliman in court but failed to identify Brown.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Nicholas Mutuku even asked the accused persons to stand up to see whether the witness could identify Brown amongst them.
“Brown is not in court today, if I saw him I could identify him, he was well built and tall,” Nyakundi told the court.
Nyakundi was even asked for the third time to slowly and carefully look at the people in the court, but he maintained his stand that Brown was not in court.
He testified that it was four months later that he met three men who identified themselves as flying squad officers
He said the flying squad officers asked for his airtel mobile phone and enquired who was using it between 9am to noon on June 23.