Two high school students who were arrested by police after they were implicated in the killing of a man seven months ago, now want the court to allow them to seek reconciliation with the family of the deceased through a plea bargain.
Oliver Kipruto (form four) and Brian Kipruto (form two) told Eldoret High court Judge Justice Reuben Nyakundi that the family of the deceased was ready and willing to embrace a plea bargain agreement with them.
The accused are represented by lawyer Nathan Oburu in the murder case. They were arrested by police attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations department on January 6th this year in connection with the murder of Dennis Kiplimo.
This was after the suspects, with others not before the court, clobbered to death the deceased after the first accused busted him stealing from his house in an incident that occurred at Osonga village in Turbo sub-county, Uasin Gishu County.
According to the charge sheet, the deceased was subjected to mob justice, before being rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries on arrival at the public health facility.
The first accused is out on a bond of Sh 400,000 while his co-accused is remanded at Eldoret GK prison after he failed to raise the bond slapped on him by the court.