Court frees suspects of Egerton University student murder on a 400K bond

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Kenya Police

A Nakuru Court has freed three murder suspects linked to the killing of Eunice Muthoni Njeri, a student at the Egerton University in Njoro, Nakuru County. Nakuru Principal Magistrate Lilian Arika freed the three on a Sh400, 000 bond, saying, the prosecution side did not give compelling reasons to continue detaining the three suspects. The magistrate freed Erick Mutuma, Diana Muthiomi and Tamar Njeru, who the prosecution had requested to hold for additional 14 days.

On Monday, a miscellaneous application was filed by the police seeking to detain the suspects to conduct a mental assessment, identification parade, and collect DNA samples for analysis.

However, in her ruling, Principal Magistrate Lilian Arika ordered the suspects to avail themselves to the nearest police station whenever required, adding the bond terms will expire upon formal charging of the suspects.

The three, Diana Muthiomi, Tamar Njeru, and Erick Mutuma who are close friends of the deceased were arrested last week after a series of investigations linking them to the murder of their friend.

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