The High Court Wednesday differed the murder plea for alleged killer cop Rashid Ahmed to March 3.
Justice Kanyi Kimondo deferred the plea that was scheduled for February 9 pending his ruling on whether he allow his prosecution or not.
The court on Wednesday heard the application by Rashid challenging his plea taking
The plea-taking of sergeant Rashid had been adjourned to February 9.
This is after the prosecution said there was no mental assessment report before the court.
In a virtual session, Rashid appeared before the court and said he was in Garissa attending to a family issue.
Kimondo then ordered Rashid to present himself to the County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) Garissa, who was to escort him back to Nairobi for mental assessment at Mathari Mental Hospital.
Kimondo further said thereafter he can be granted a bond by the officer commanding station.
The plea will be taken virtually and Rashid has to be before a police officer.
Rashid is both popular and unpopular in Eastleigh and Mathare, Nairobi over his modus operandi of addressing various forms of crime.
He had managed to contain crime levels in the area during which some locals complained he applied extra-judicial means.
In one of the incidents, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority concluded the investigation into the death of Jamal
Mohamed and Mohamed Dahir Kheri following a shooting that occurred at Eastleigh, Nairobi County on March 31, 2017.
Danstan Omari, Rashid’s lawyer wants the court to hear his application seeking to stop the plea-taking.
The application was mentioned on February 8, 2023.