A city club owner and a security guard have denied murdering a reveller on Tuesday last week.
Mr Jackson Maina Wangui, the owner of Club Click, and Mr Joseph Kirero Sepi, a bouncer at the club, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mr Kevin Oduor Onyango.
The two were brought to court last
week but did not plead because the identity of the deceased had not been established.
Police reports say Mr Onyango was
dragged out of the club at 3am on
May 7 by a security guard and three other men and fatally shot in the head.
No identification documents were
found on Mr Onyango’s body.
Postmortem results and his
fingerprints were taken to the National
Bureau of Registration which helpedin identifying him.
Immediately after denying the charge before Mr Justice Nicholas Ombija on Tuesday, Mr Sepi applied for bail through lawyer Timothy Naeku.
He said he had constitutional right to be released on bail.
Mr Naeku said his client had been in police custody since May 8, when he was arrested.
He presented himself to the police immediately after the incident and has cooperated fully with investigators, he
“The accused is a husband and father of two infants and a provider for his 70-year-old sickly mother. It is in the interest of justice if he is released on reasonable bail pending conclusion of the case,” said Mr Naeku.
He said Mr Sepi would not interfere with witnesses or the trial process and that he was ready to attend court proceedings whenever required.
He pleaded with the court to release him, saying if he remained in detention, his young family and dependants would suffer great hardship.
Mr Naeku said that his client was a
law-abiding citizen who permanently lives in Kenya with a known fixed abode, does not hold a passport and there was no fear that he would abscond.
Justice Ombija directed that the bail application be heard on Thursday.
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