Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Kaiser was murdered

Kaiser was murdered

By Lucianne Limo
East African Standard

It is now official that Fr John Anthony Kaiser was murdered. This became obvious after a Nairobi court tore into shreds, a theory propagated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that the Catholic priest committed suicide.

"The suicide theory is replete with loopholes and missing links. The theory raises more questions than answers. On the whole this court finds the FBI report to be seriously flawed, superficial and lopsided," Nairobi Magistrate Mrs Maureen Doer said on Wednesday.

And the court ordered fresh investigations to establish conclusively the identity of Fr Kaisers killers, concluding that there exists sufficient evidence to show a third party involvement in Kaiser’s death.

The court also ordered the police to investigate Mr Francis Kantai, a catechist at Lolgorian Church known to be Fr Kaiser’s close friend at the parish.

Court wants three game rangers to be investigated

The magistrate ruled that Kantai knows more than he testified in court and needs to be interrogated further to establish what role, if any, he may have played in the death of the priest.
The court also wants three game rangers in Mara Serena, Mr Samuel Kortom, Mr Joseph Kupasar and Mr Daniel Suya to be investigated.

Odero said both Kupasar and Suya admitted that rangers are routinely issued with rifles as powerful as the one that killed Kaiser.

The court faulted the FBI saying they approached the investigation casually as evidenced by their failure to consider any alternative theory to explain Kaiser’s death.

Psychiatrist faulted over mental illness theory

The court also gave the Former Internal Security minister, Mr Julius Sunkuli, a lifeline when it trashed evidence linking him to Kaiser’s death.

The court further rubbished evidence that Kaiser killed himself using his own gun noting that the police and FBI made no Ballistic report available.

The magistrate also faulted psychiatrist, Dr Frank Njenga, for concluding that Kaiser suffered from mental illness without having treated him Kaiser, a Mill Hill Missionary was found dead on the night of August 24, 2000, at Morendant junction on the Nakuru-Naivasha highway.

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