LSK protests murder of KRA lawyer, demands probe


NAIROBI, KENYA: The Law Society of Kenya has protested killing of Kenya Revenue Authority lawyer Jared Ratemo Mokua whose body was found dumped along Mombasa Road, Nairobi.

Society president Isaac Okero wants Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to move with speed and commence investigations into what he called most heinous crime.

He also urged the public to help them in investigating the incident.

“We encourage members of the public who may have any information that may assist in finding justice for Ratemo to contact the police or the LSK directly on Tel No 0720-904983 or email [email protected],” he said in a statement.
Ratemo who worked with Customs department in Mombasa was abducted and strangled by unknown people on Tuesday before being dumped on the road.

Ratemo had parted ways with his wife at 7.00am in Ngara on Tuesday where he boarded a taxi to town to meet some people regarding a work related matter he was investigating.

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He was scheduled to be on a flight to Mombasa at around 9.45am. From that moment he remained unreachable on his phone until Wednesday morning when his body was discovered on Mombasa road at the turn off to JKIA.

Okero said the circumstances of Ratemo’s demise point to a most foul murder at the hands of people he was familiar with. This incident coming barely a month following the brutal murder of another lawyer, Ronald Lubya and one year following the brutal murder of lawyer Willie Kimani has shaken the society to its core.

Police say they are investigating the murder. They intend to interrogate the family, his colleagues and trace who he talked to prior to his disappearance.

Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said they are investigating the murder.

“It seems the deceased was killed somewhere and the body dumped where it was found. We are yet to establish the motive and those behind it,” said Koome.

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