The DPP has ordered an inquest into the violent death of University of Nairobi Mercy Keino be reopened.
The directive by the DPP comes at a time one of the prime suspects in the murder, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, is under investigations for Hate-Speech and ethnic incitement.
Ms Keinoâ€™s disfigured body was discovered on Waiyaki Way in 2012 after she attended a party hosted by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo at Wasini Luxury Suites in Nairobi.
Several witnesses have so far testified, among them Mr Kabogo, who was adversely mentioned and was alleged to have slapped Ms Keino before she stormed out of the party and was later found dead on the side of a road.
Mr Kabogo, in his testimony, denied assaulting Ms Keino, saying he did not understand why some witnesses had claimed he assaulted the young woman.
He added that the idea of bringing up his name was politically motivated.
Mr Kabogo said that although he got annoyed at Ms Keinoâ€™s misbehaviour after she became drunk, he did not assault her and only held her on the shoulders before asking her friend to take her away.
The chief government pathologist, Dr Johansen Oduor, who conducted an autopsy of the body, testified that it was difficult to determine what killed her due to the multiple fractures she had.
CAUSE OF DEATH
According to Dr Oduor, the autopsy could not ascertain whether Ms Keino was killed elsewhere and her body dumped on the road or whether she was hit and run over by a vehicle.
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko had ordered a public inquest into her death after police investigations failed to establish the truth behind her mysterious death.
Ms Scolastica Kamemba, the woman who invited Ms Keino to the party and the last person to see her alive, testified that Mr Kabogo assaulted Ms Keino before she stormed out of the party.
Mr Charles Macharia, a caretaker at the club, corroborated the testimony, saying that he pleaded with Mr Kabogo to stop beating up Ms Keino.
Ms Keinoâ€™s father also testified and recounted to the court how her death came just two months after he had negotiated a bride price with the parents of his daughterâ€™s fiancÃ© in Eldoret. He said the families had been planning a wedding.
The fiancÃ©, Ronald Kiprop Kemboi, also told the inquest of his shattered dream after the planned wedding failed to take place following her death.
A police constable, Thomas Obongi, said he suspected foul play after studying the scene and the body, which had multiple fractures, with legs and hands broken, the head smashed and part of her abdomen open with the intestines out.
A motorist who drove along Waiyaki Way that night testified that she spotted Ms Keinoâ€™s body under a car. But the vehicleâ€™s owner, Mr Wickliffe Lugwiri, denied hitting or tossing Ms Keino out of the vehicle.
What has become clear throughout the inquest is that Ms Keino was drunk on the fateful night and that there was a scuffle.
What remains a mystery is her death and it is what Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ndwiga will try to resolve when the inquest resumes on Thursday.