Homa Bay County ODM youth leader Kevin Ouma (front) in court alongside his co-accused on January 3, 2017 to answer murder charges. PHOTO/UPESI NEWS
BY CORRESPONDENT,HOMABAY,JAN 3RD,2017- ODM youth leader in Homa Bay County and four other suspects have been charged with murder.
They appeared Tuesday before Homa Bay Resident Magistrate Lilian Ndegwa and denied the charges.
However, prosecutor Dennis Shabolla requested the court to push the hearing to January 9 to allow investigators more time to conduct comprehensive investigations.
Ms Ndegwa granted the request.
The accused are still in police custody.
Homa Bay Criminal Investigations Officer Joseph Tukisho says that Kevin Ouma and four accomplices were arrested on Sunday in a hotel room in Kisii County, where they were hiding after allegedly killing Jacob Ojwang’, 32, two weeks ago.
The court appearance comes after Mr Ouma’s shop in Homa Bay town was destroyed Friday by a fire started by unknown people.
Five other shops also went up in flames.