Police officers to be arrested as Nyeri Governor, MP Rigathi Gachagua are summoned over late Wahome Gakuru’s death

A Nyeri Court has issued a warrant of arrest against four police officers who attended to the scene where the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru died in a road crash at the Makenji area in 2017.

On Thursday, August 12, Nyeri Principal Magistrate Weddy Kagendo issued the order for the arrest of Sergeant John Wanami, Sergent Martin Simiyu, Corporal Francis Kisavi, and Police Constable John Kivuva after they failed to appear at the scene of accident during the hearing of the case.

The warrant of arrest is to be effected by Makuyu Police Officer Commanding Police Division.

Principal Magistrate Kagendo also summoned Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Mathira MP, Rigathi Gachagua, County Secretary Benjamin Gachichio, and county Chief of Staff Paul Wambugu to appear and shed light on grey areas in regard to Gakuru’s death.

When the case came up for hearing and site visit at Makenji in the Kabati area, the four officers were nowhere to be seen prompting Prosecutor Kennedy Magoma to apply for their arrest for disobeying the court order.

“The four officers were aware of the case, in fact, summons have been issued and as such, I apply for their warrant of arrest for them to explain what happened in a professional manner,” Magoma said.


Summons are not the same as arrests