2 police officers found guilty of killing Janet Wangui Waiyaki at City Park

Justice after two years

Constables William Chirchir and Godfrey Kirui found guilty of killing Janet Wangui Waiyaki at City Park

Two police constables have been found guilty of the murder of one Janet Wangui Waiyaki.

The courts found the two guilty on manslaughter in the shooting incident which occurred at Nairobi's City Park.

High Court Judge Stella Mutuku ruled that Constables William Chirchir and Godfrey Kirui shot with the aim of killing.

"They acted recklessly and shot at the aim of killing. There was no shooting from inside the vehicle. By using the firearms to stop the car, they used force and acted contrary to the law," Justice Mutuku ruled.

Janet Wangui, 41, died after a group of officers opened fire on a vehicle she was in at City Park, Nairobi.

Two officers who were arrested in connection with the murder said that they were alerted of the Toyota Fielder that had been parked in the thicket for a long time raising suspicions.

The two officers who are attached Eastlands stated that they were on a routine patrol and had found Janet and a male companion in a compromising position.

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