Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja hints DPP is on influence over the Tecra murder probe
Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja

Keroche Breweries CEO Tabitha Karanja says there is a third party controlling the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) not to prosecute those accountable for the death for her daughter Tecra Muigai.

In an affidavit filed in court, Tabitha Karanja has questioned the DPP’s bid to have the investigation into Tecra’s death shifted from the Milimani Law Courts to Lamu, citing the move feigns a threat to their lives.

“Several things that have happened as I will detail below and the request by the DPP to this court referred to above have triggered extreme and well-founded suspicion in myself and the entire family of the deceased, " Tabitha stated.

 The conduct of the Director of Public Prosecutions is inconsistent with the constitutional and statutory principles that ought to guide the conduct of the Director of Public Prosecutions in handling this matter,” says Tabitha.

She explains that Omar Lari, the key suspect in the matter, is a prominent person among boat owners and operators, as well as beach boys around Lamu Island.

She states that the boat transport is the singular most reliable form of transport for accessing Lamu Islands.

That will create a real and well-founded fear in the family of the deceased that they may not travel to and from Lamu Islands to attend and participate in the inquest proceedings without a significant threat to their life and safety.

“It came as an extreme shock to the family of the deceased to learn that the Director of Public Prosecution has made another playful and arbitrary decision to terminate/withdraw the inquest proceedings from the Chief Magistrates Court at Milimani Law Courts with an indication of getting the same instituted at Lamu Law Courts,” says Tabitha

The court has directed the DPP to file a response to Tabitha’s affidavit by Monday, October 14, 2020.

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