The plea-taking of sergeant Ahmed Rashid has 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.
Justice Kanyi Kimondo ordered Rashid to present himself by end of Thursday to the County Criminal Investigation Officer (CCIO) Garissa, who will 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 on February 9 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 has 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 before February 6, 2022.
The application will be mentioned on February 8, 2023, a day before the plea taking.