Policeman Fredrick Ole Leliman gets death penalty for his role in the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani murder and two others; Justice Lessit says he was the mastermind.
Police officers, Stephen Cheburet, Fredrick Ole Leliman and Sylvia Wanjiku were convicted alongside police informer Peter Ngugi on July 22.
Justice Jessie Lessit, now a judge of the Court of Appeal, found them guilty of killing rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri on June 23, 2016.
The bodies of the three men were found stashed in gunny bags in Ol Donyo Sabuk, Machakos County, on July 1, 2016.
They had been dumped in River Athi and were found more than a week after the men were reported missing.