Mombasa Court closes Aboud Rogo’s death case

Mombasa Court closes Aboud Rogo’s death case

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The late Sheikh-Aboud-Rogo

A Mombasa Law Court on Wednesday closed a case seeking for the identity of killers of the controversial preacher, the late Sheikh Aboud Rogo.

In his ruling, Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea said evidence provided before the court showed that the deceased died over a gun shot, but none could prove identities of real killers.

The Magistrate said the manner in which police officers responded to the alarm raised after the killing was unsatisfactory because some of them personally heard the gun shots yet their response was uncoordinated.

‘Instead of rushing to the scene, the officers made report to their senior’s and they took too long to mobilise as a result the killers could not be arrested’ said the Magistrate in his ruling.

He however directed senior executive officer to submit a copy of the ruling to Director of public prosecution as required, for any further necessary action.

The case was filed in court by office of the Director of public prosecutions.

The body of the deceased was not subjected to a post-mortem due to hostility of the crowd that was at the scene after the incident

Rogo was allegedly trailed by unknown people from his home in Kikambala before being killed in broad daylight near the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Kisauni  Mombasa.

He was driving his wife to the hospital on August 27th 2012 when he was killed under a hail of bullets.

His death sparked violent protests all over Mombasa County and its environs.