A family in Nakuru wants the area police to produce a 24-year-old suspect facing charges of murdering their kin.
The suspect, Samson Liavoga, disappeared after he was detained at the Nakuru Central Police Station.
Liavoga, who was arraigned in a Nakuru Court had pleaded guilty to charges of robbery with violence and murder, a crime he committed between November 6 and 7, 2018.
He was detained at the police station following an application by the prosecution to have him detained pending results of a medical test.
The family of Martin Mathea Kiumbuku; the deceased, through Munene Chege and Company Advocates are now accusing the police of complicity, after the suspect disappeared from the police station where he was being held.
In a letter to the Inspector General of Police and the Director of Criminal Investigations, the family claimed the police are doing little to arrest the suspect.
“We write to raise concerns over the seemingly snail-paced efforts in recapturing the fugitive. More disconcerting is the fact the family has been left in the dark and have no idea whether the police are expending any efforts towards apprehending the fugitive,” reads the letter as quoted by Standard.
Kiumbuku’s father, Vincent Mathea, wondered how the suspect who killed his son disappeared from police custody.
“I received the news of the death of my son with shock. Arrest and charging of the suspect was a reprieve but his disappearance from police cells has surprised us,” said Mathea.
Two officers who were manning the cell when the accused disappeared have since been arrested.