Two guards arraigned in court over death of Mombasa banker

Hamisi Hare Karisa (right) and Saidi Mwamuye Mwalungo (left) in court. They have been accused of killing banker David Wokabi. PHOTO: HILLARY MAKOKHA.

Mombasa, KENYA: A Mombasa high court has ordered two suspects accused of killing a banker in Mombasa be detained pending investigations.

Hamisi Hare Karisa and Saidi Mwamuye Mwalungo allegedly murdered David Wokabi on the 7th January 2018 at Nyali centre in Mombasa.

State prosecutor Erick Masila filed an application seeking the court to detain the suspects for five days at  Bamburi police station in order for the police to take their fingerprints and complete investigations.

The suspects were arrested at Shanzu courts by the CID shortly after prosecution withdrew assault charges against them under section 87(a) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Mr. Wokabi, who was a banker at Stanbic Bank, Nyali branch in Mombasa, met his death after he was reportedly assaulted by night guards at Nyali Centre after he was confronted for allegedly answering a call of nature.

Lady Justice Dorah Chepkwony directed the police to detain the suspects at Bamburi police before being charged with murder on 31st January 2018.

The court also ordered the suspects taken to Coast general hospital for mental assessment.