The High Court has Wednesday morning adjourned the hearing of Willie Kimani murder case citing lack of a conducive court environment that would accommodate all parties involved in the case.
Justice Jessie Lessit, who was presiding over the case, raised concerns with the small tent that the Judiciary had provided. She claimed that the tent could not accommodate all parties while observing the government’s directives on social distancing.
While apologizing to the parties for the inconvenience, the judge explained that she had requested the Judiciary for a 100 capacity tent instead of the small one.
The case has five persons accused in the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two other people on June 23, 2016.
Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and their driver Joseph Muiruri had gone missing after Mr. Kimani filed a case against a police officer. Their decomposing bodies were a week later found afloat in River Ol Donyo Sabuk.
Prior to the Wednesday adjournment, forty-one of the prosecution’s witnesses had testified against the accused. The prosecution had lined a total of forty-three witnesses to testify against the accused persons ( a police informer and four administrative police officers).