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‘I can’t eat githeri anymore,’ police officer in Willie Kimani murder begs court for special diet

One of the police officers remanded over the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani has requested the court to order prison officers to provide him with a special diet.

The officer, Stephen Chebureti, claims that he is having trouble ingesting githeri offered in prison.

He alleges that he has been surviving on ugali alone during the entirety of his detention.

Chebureti now wants the courts to rule that he be given milk and cabbage to accompany the ugali whenever he is dining behind bars.

“Mimi niko jela mwili imekataa chakula. Chakula yangu ni ugali. Wakipika githeri sikuli. Naomba koti iamrishe nipewe cabbage, ugali na maziwa,” Chebureti told the court.

Justice Daniel Ogembo directed that the accused be presented to the prison clinical officer for a medical check-up over the diet issue.

Meanwhile, the sentencing of the four convicted over the murder of lawyer Kimani and two others has been pushed to December 16, 2022, when judge Jessy Lesit will deliver the verdict.

Lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and driver Joseph Muiruri were abducted and brutally murdered in June 2016. Three police officers; Fredrick ole Leliman, Stephen Cheburet Morogo, Sylvia Wanjohi and their informant Peter Ngugi were found guilty of the murder of the three.