A Nairobi court has released a police constable who was suspected of killing a robbery suspect in Kariobangi about five years ago.

Lewish Ngolo Msuwa was released on a Sh3 million bond and a surety of the same amount.

Msuya has been in custody since October 2021 when he was charged with the murder of one Said Muktar at Kona Mbaya in Korogocho, Kariobangi, Nairobi.

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) recommended that Musya be charged with the murder of the deceased.

Justice Grace Nzioka who presided over the case directed that the witnesses in the case be placed under witness protection.

She also said a report on the same be filed in court within a fortnight.

Msuya was also directed not to live near the scene of the crime or around Kariobangi.

Nzioka also warned Msuya against interference with witnesses in the case.

On the material day of the incident, someone reported an incident to the police station. Msuya and other police officers responded to the scene where he alleged Muktar confronted them, brandishing a knife.

Msuya insists he shot Muktar in self-defence, a claim that residents who were around when the incident happened sharply protested by hurling stones at Msuya and his colleagues.