A doctor on trial alongside former Imenti Central Mp Gideon Mwiti in a case they are accused of sexual violence has been charged with the murder of a KRA lawyer!
The charge sheet states that On July 11 2017 at around 7.50 pm at the Fig Tree Medical Centre, Ngara areas in Nairobi’s Starehe sub-county he murdered Jared Ratemo Mokua.
A judge gave the green-light to have the doctor detained for seven days at Muthaiga police station after the trial court was told that he is a medical practitioner and needs “to arrange the surrender of patient files to another doctor.”
The suspect may also enter a plea bargain with the DPP and details of the outcome will be posted here as soon as they are available in open court.
Plea bargain may involve an out of court settlement or a reduction of charge depending on the circumstance of the case.
State prosecutor Catherine Mwaniki said the ODPP is yet to receive a letter on the proposed plea bargain.
The 46-year-old doctor is accused of killing Ratemo at his clinic where he was undergoing treatment.
A postmortem on Ratemo’s body revealed he had been tortured, injected with an unknown substance and strangled before he died.
He suffered several injuries inflicted by a blunt object on his head, face and other parts of the body.
Genitals were crushed
The autopsy report also shows that the lawyer’s genitals were crushed and his neck had injuries, suggesting that he was strangled.
Investigations were later launched to establish the substance injected into his body.
The Law Society of Kenya linked the murder to an investigation he was carrying out and stated he died ast the hands of people he was familiar with.
Jared Ratemo was found dead on Mombasa Road.
In the rape case the medic allegedly performed an involuntary HIV/AIDS test on the survivor.