The High court has adjourned the prosecution of Pangani-based police officer Rashid Ahmed after he failed to appear in court today.
Judge Kanyi Kimondo postponed the plea-taking to January 26, 2023 after it occured that Rashid was unwell and currently admitted at Madina Hospital in Eastleigh.
Rashid’s lawyer, Dunstan Omari informed the court that the reason for his client’s absence in court was because he had not been personally served with summons to appear as earlier directed by the court.
“My client has not been served with summons to appear in court today. We came to learn that he is expected to appear in court this morning in the court’s portal. Since my client is currently unwell l seek another date with my undertaking to present him in court for plea, ” Omari said.
However, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) through state counsel Wangui Gichuhi informed the court that they served the summons to have Rashid appear in court to the Inspector General of police but have not yet received any response from the office over the same.
The judge ordered Rashid to table a medical report in court showing that he is currently admitted at the hospital.
Rashid is accused of the killing of two teenagers, Jamal Mohammed and Mohammed Dhair Kheri at Amal Plaza, Eastleigh on March 31, 2017.