Four suspects linked to the death of four elderly women in Nyagonyi village in Marani sub-county were today Tuesday of 19th October 2021 arraigned before The Kisii Law Court,
The court allowed the suspects arrested on Monday to be held for an extended period after the prosecution applied for 14 additional days to conclude investigations.
Amos Nyakundi, Christine Ogeto, Peter Angwenyi, and Ronald Onyonka appeared before Senior Resident Magistrate Mutai Paul on Tuesday.
The prosecution led by Simon Muriuki Argued said more time was needed to conduct a mental assessment on the suspects and autopsies for the deceased persons.
The prosecution also cited public interest and the safety of the suspects in their application.
Shaffin Kaba an advocate representing the four accused persons contested the application citing the lack of a charge sheet to substantiate the murder claims.
The magistrate agreed to have the suspects held for ten days at Rioma Police Station, directing the police to finalize the file within the period.
“Considering the gravity of the case, murder is a serious offense, and the application to release the suspects on a bond will not apply right now,” the magistrate said.