by Helvine Achieng
April 9, 2021
Joseph Kinyua Murimi, the prime suspect in the murder of Velvine Nungari in Kiamumbi area, Kahawa West, has been granted bail.
The move was made after a Kiambu court dismissed an application by the prosecution to detain the suspect for 30 more days.
During a virtual hearing of the application, the prosecution said it had not received reports from various government agencies regarding the ongoing investigations.
While declining the custodial order application, Kiambu Law Court 1 Chief Magistrate Hon Patricia Gichohi released the suspect Kinyua on Sh200,000 cash bail.
The Magistrate also directed the accused to be reporting at the Kiamumbi police station every Thursday of the week.
The matter will be mentioned on April 29 for further directions.