A Nairobi court has detained the suspect behind the shooting of two police officers and a woman at Quiver’s Lounge in Kasarani, Nairobi, for 7 days to allow for completion of investigations.
Dickson Njanja Mararo, surrendered on Monday afternoon at Directorate of Criminal Investigation(DCI) headquarters accompanied by lawyer Cliff Ombeta.
Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul today ruled that although a proper case had been made to detain the suspect and despite the charges being serious, the 14-day period earlier sought by police was too long.
“The character of the suspect after the incident also does not favour him as he went underground afterward and only surrendered three days later,” said Magistrate Abdul.
The court further heard that two of the victims have, since the incident, been treated and discharged while one of them is still in hospital.
The matter was set for mention on July 15, 2021.
Police had sought to obtain a report from ballistic examiners, medical reports of the victims and conduct an identification parade for the victims to identify the suspect.
They also sought to detain the suspect for 14 days to enable them record statements, retrieve CCTV footages and prepare a cyber-forensic report.
However, through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, objected the application.
The suspect is behind the shooting of two police officers and a woman.
The incident occured following an argument over a woman.
The detectives recovered glock semi-automatic pistol and 38 rounds of 9mm ammunition.