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Suspects in Thuo’s murder to wait for review of bond

Six people charged with the murder of former Juja MP George Thuo will wait until next month to know whether they will be released on bond.

This is after the prosecution and defence lawyers made their submissions on the application by the accused seeking to have the court review its ruling which denied them bond.

Prosecution counsel Catherine Mwaniki said there is no new material placed by the accused to warrant the court to review its ruling.

Ms Mwaniki said there is a connection between the accused and the potential prosecution witnesses.

However, one of the defence lawyers Cliff Ombeta said the accused are not going to interfere with witnesses.

Mr Ombeta said there is no extent of threat given to the court and that the only connection nexus is that the witnesses and the accused might know each other.

The court heard that it has the power to review its decision and that a dangerous precedent will be set should an accused be denied bail on the grounds they know potential prosecution witnesses.

The accused are Mr Paul Wainaina Boiyo,Mr Christopher Lumbasio,Mr Andrew Karanja Ngugi,Ms Esther Ndinda Mulinge and Ms Ruth Watahi.

The have all  denied the murder charge against them.

The court had on March 20 denied releasing them on bail.