Kilifi KFF chairman accused of murder to know bail fate on Friday

The Malindi law court.The court has detained the prime suspect in the murder of German national Detering Hermann for 14 more days to allow prosecution finalize investigations PHOTO FILE

Five men and a woman among them a Kenya Football Federation official charged with the murder of an elderly man in Magarini Sub County will on Friday know whether they will be freed on bond or not.

Julius Henry who is the Kilifi KFF chairman Michael Yaa, Alfred Mumbo Sulubu, Baraka Karani, Shida Katana, Al Mohamed Katongo and Elizabeth Kaingu had denied the charges on the 16thof December, 2019 when they appeared before Malindi resident judge Reuben Nyakundi.

They are accused that on 5th May 2019 at Kapupuni village in Magarini Sub County, jointly with others not before court murdered Nasser Khalifa Isaa.

The prosecution led by prosecuting Counsel Barbara Sombo opposed the release of Julius Henry saying he was likely to interfere with witnesses by virtue of his position as the Kilifi County KFF chairman.

“The seventh accused person is very influential in society and he has very close ties and an aid to an elected influential politician in Kilifi County and might interfere with witnesses,” Sombo told court during the bond hearing on Tuesday.

Sombo added that Henry had evaded arrest for several months and he was adversely mentioned as the master mind of the crime during investigations.

“The offence took place in May and he was arrested in November and this proves how he tried to influence his arrest and if released on bond he might threaten the victims and the five witnesses we have lined up for the case,” she said.

His lawyer however countered the prosecution stating that the accused had filed an affidavit in court to indicate that he will not interfere with witnesses.