The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji wants the court to reject bail applications by the accused persons in the Willie Kimani murder arguing their lives will be at risk if they are set free.
The four cops and a police informer have made a fresh bail application before the court.
This is their third attempt by the suspects to seek through the bail as the case nears it end with only two witnesses remaining for the prosecution to finish their case.
DPP wants the court not to grant them bail for their own safety given the seriousness of the matter.
DPP spoke through his assistant Nicholas Mutuku who told Justice Jessie Lessit on Tuesday that the life of the suspects will be at risk if they are set free.
Mutuku further argued that there were protests when the lawyer, his client and a taxi driver murdered in 2016. The angry protesters even burnt down a police facility.
“If they hear that the accused persons have been released out there, they may react again” he said.
He also noted that this is the third time the suspected are applying for bail with an attempt to review the court’s rulings made in 2016 and 2018.
The Assistant DPP dismissed the reasoning by the defence that all the protected witnesses have testified and so there is no risk in realising them.
Mutuku added that all the witnesses draw their comfort of safety by the fact that the accused are still in custody.
He also Justice Lessit that the accused might escape because the evidence produced so far ties them to the murder of the three victims.
“We have tendered volumes of evidence to link the accused to the killings, hence chances of absconding are still very high,” prosecution told the court.
The accused are alleging that they have contracted covid-19 in jail, an argument that Mutuku also opposed saying that covid-19 has infected people even outside the jail.
“They tested positive your honour but they were managed while in prison; it’s proof that prison management can handle the Covid 19 situation. It cannot be a compelling aground,” Mutuku said.
The case will be heard again on Friday when remaining witnesses will take to the dock.