'Murder for Profit' suspect released as case continues

It is alleged the suspect killed his nephew in a bid to benefit from a Sh9 million life insurance policy.

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Justice George Odunga ordered the release of Evans Kasyoki on cash bail of Sh3 million and two sureties of similar amount pending hearing and determination of his murder trial.

The court had in August directed the detention of Kasyoki following allegations that he killed his nephew in a bid to benefit from a Sh9 million life insurance policy.

He was remanded at Machakos GK prison as the court also ordered he undergoes a mental assessment at Mathari hospital.

Life insurance policy

In an exposé on Citizen TV dubbed Murder for Profit, Kasyoki listed himself as a beneficiary of Eric’s life insurance policy.

Almost one year later, Eric ended up dead and his body dumped near his home.

Though the uncle denied any involvement in the murder, last year the office of the DPP in Kangundo asked locals to help search for Musyoki after he was linked to the death.

In his ruling, Justice Odunga observed that the objections to the application by the prosecution did not suffice the constitutional threshold for denying the accused person bond.

"It is therefore upon the prosecution to prove that the temptation for the accused person to flee is so high that it amounts to compelling reasons. Those circumstances cannot be based on mere fear or speculation," he said.

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