"He was disciplined growing up" - Policeman Fredrick Leliman's father apologises to victims' families

for Tv47 Digital February 05, 2023, 12:41 PM
Willie Kimani murder case
The four co-accused during a past court appearance. PHOTO/FILE

In Summary

  • Lawyer Kimani, his client Mwenda and the cab driver were abducted on June 23, 2016. They had just left Mavoko Law Courts in Machakos County for the hearing of a case Mwenda had filed a case against Leliman, the police officer. 
  • Their bodies were found a week later at Ol Donyo Sabuk river in Machakos County. 

Fredrick Leliman, a police officer found guilty in the 2016 murder of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their driver Joseph Muiruri has been sentenced to death.

Justice Jessie Lessit on Friday, February 3 also slapped Leliman's co-accused Stephen Cheburet Morogo and Sylvia Wanjohi with 30 years and 24 years prison sentences, respectively.

Peter Ngugi, an informant who facilitated the execution of the brutal murders received 20 years.

While delivering her ruling, Justice Lessit described the murders as "most foul", and "most heinous.

Father apologises

Now, the father of the killer cop has come out to apologise to the family of those who were killed.

The aging father says that he was himself shocked because growing up as a child, Leliman had no discipline issues, regretting the situation his son put the families of the deceased in.

Leliman is the first born son in a family of 12 and hails from Eldume village in Ilchamus, Baringo South.

His relatives describe him as a humble and disciplined and was shocked of the news that he was involved in the murder.

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