Emmanuel Oyobe freed on Ksh.600K bail in Carilton Maina murder case

Emmanuel Oyobe freed on Ksh.600K bail in Carilton Maina murder case

Emmanuel Oyobe, a police officer, has been freed on Ksh. 600,000 cash bail after he denied killing Carilton Maina.

He was also given an alternative bond of Ksh. 1 million and ordered not to go to Kibra where the murder took place.

The officer was arraigned in court on Thursday and charged with the murder of Maina, a student from University of Leeds.

The court was told that the accused, who was attached to KNH Police Post, is fit to stand trial for the murder that took place two years ago.

Carilton David Maina (left) with former Arsenal F.C player Olivier Giroud. PHOTOS | COURTESY
Carilton David Maina (left) with former Arsenal F.C player Olivier Giroud. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Oyobe was arrested on April 16 following completion of an inquest into the death of the 23-year-old student.

Carilton’s love for football had earned him a scholarship at the University of Leeds soon after he cleared high school.

He had sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams at Maseno School in 2013 and scored an A plain.

At the time of the murder, Carilton was on a long holiday and had returned to Kenya to visit his family.

His mother said he during his time at home they had planned to discuss his university studies but this was not be.

Carilton’s life was cut short after he was shot by police officers on a Sunday morning.

Local residents termed his death as an extra judicial killing.