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A key police investigator into the murder, Robert Natwoli, had come to testify, but he left disappointed like Nyaruri's widow. As the officer who arrested the suspects, Natwoli is a crucial witness, but he has not yet been provided an opportunity to address the court, he told me. Natwoli said he left the police force this year after facing a series of harassment and intimidations from fellow officers.
Nyaruri's last article implicated top police officials in conspiring to defraud the public of millions of shillings through a police housing project. In 2006, Nyaruri's newspaper, The Weekly Citizen, was raided by police who seized equipment and arrested several journalists, following stories critical of President Mwai Kibaki, according to CPJ research.
(Reporting from Kisumu, Kenya)