DPP delay murder accused walks free

Last minute committal of a murder accused to stand trial after almost 10 years in waiting has proven insufficient for the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP)’s case, which resulted in the accused walking free.

Failure by the DPP to commit Moses Kobedi to the High Court in time to stand trial for murder he allegedly committed in 2003 was recently declared unconstitutional by the Court of Appeal (CoA) bench of judges.

Kobedi is alleged to have murdered Geoffrey Moruakgomo in 2003 at Dinokwe ward in Serowe and was detained for 10 months before being released on bail. The case was committed to the High Court in 2013, 10 years after the murder was committed but was never allocated dates even though the accused kept enquiring.

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