Caroline Mwatha’s Killer Suspects Freed on Bail

Suspects charged with murder of activist Caroline Mwatha out on bail
Betty Akinyi Nyanya, Michael Onyonka Onchiri, Dale Richard Ramoya, and Alexander Gitau Gikonya appear in court over the murder of Caroline Mwatha and her baby.

On Friday morning, four suspects accused of killing Caroline Mwatha were set free on bail

Caroline Mwatha was a human rights activists whose body was found dumped in the city mortuary on February 12, 2019.

In her ruling, Presiding Judge Jessy Lessit said that the prosecution did not give compelling reasons to deny the accused persons bail.

“I will grant the accused bail but with caution. The accused shall not go to the New Njiru Clinic which is said to be the scene of crime. They shall also not interfere with witnesses,” directed Justice Lessit.

The four; Betty Akinyi, her son Dale Richard Ramoya, Michael Onchiri, and Alexander Gitau will now be required to pay a cash bail of Ksh.300,000 shillings or an alternative Ksh.500, 000 shillings bond with two sureties of similar amount.

The four were charged that on the nights of February 6 and February 7, 2019, at Dandora Phase IV within Nairobi County, they murdered Caroline Mwatha and her unborn baby

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The late caroline Mwatha

Ms. Mwatha was reported missing on Wednesday, February 6. Later, her body was found at the City Mortuary in Nairobi on February 12, 2019.

A post-mortem conducted on her body later revealed that she died due to excessive bleeding following a botched abortion exercise.

The suspects all pleaded not guilty.

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