Police officer Ahmed Rashid to finally take plea on Friday over murder

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Police officer Ahmed Rashid, who is facing murder charges over the killing of two suspected thugs in Eastleigh, is set to take plea on Friday.

This is after High Court Judge Kanyi Kimondo dismissed his application that sought to have his trial stopped until a case he had filed is heard and determined.

Rashid had argued that he has been a police officer for nearly 22 years and neither had he ever been summoned by the Independent Oversight Authority (IPOA) and had only had the matter through social media.

On its part, IPOA argued that it conducted its independent investigations upon review and recommended that the alleged killer cop be charged with murder.

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However, the court noted that it can’t encroach on the independence of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and therefore dismissed the notice of motion by Rashid.

The Eastleigh business community, which has a membership of 24,000 people, has since urged the ODPP to drop the charges against officer Rashid saying he acted within the law.

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