Kiambu Governor William Kabogo cleared in Mercy Keino murder case

After years of having to face accusations of involvement in the death of UON student Mercy Keino, William Kabogo can now rest easy.

Trial Magistrate Peter Ndwiga said it was possible that Ms Keino was hit by a vehicle, though it was not clearly established.

The inquest which has attracted at least 47 witnesses, came to a close Friday, October 7, 2016 at Kehancha Law Courts.

Mercy' body was found on Waiyaki Way badly mutilated just after she left Wasini Luxury homes for a party hosted by Kabogo.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had ordered a public inquiry to establish how the student was killed after police failed to link suspects to the murder.

After listening to over 40 witnesses the magistrate closed the inquest clearing the people mentioned due to lack of any evidence while also suggesting Mercy Keino may have died as a result of an accident.

"After carefully evaluating the evidence presented before the court, the adversely mentioned parties had no motive to harm the deceased and can not be held responsible for the death", Ndwiga is quoted by Nairobi News.

During the hearings, Kabogo denied assaulting Keino, blaming his political rivals for linking him to the murder case.

  • Salvatore Jensen