•He apologized to the family members, saying for them to heal, they must start by forgiving.
•Ombeta says if he remains in custody then his children will not have a father.
The key mastermind in the Willie Kimani murder case AP Fredrick Leliman says he regrets the brutal killing of the three.
In mitigation through his lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Leliman says he is now a religious man and has spent the last six years reflecting on those events
“He has done several religious studies courses while in remand and this shows he is on a journey to reform.”
“My lady, for the last six years he has been reflecting on the events of that day, he regrets it ever over occurred.”
Ombeta says this has given him ulcers and he has suffered as a result. He asked the court to look at him with pitiful and forgiving eyes
He apologized to the family members, saying for them to heal, they must start by forgiving.
"He had been an officer for 20 years. He has been a good police officer. Is this the kind of person you want to jail for the rest of his years,” Ombeta said.
Ombeta says Leliman is a living example of a person who has reformed so he should not be put in jail.
“My lady he is very religious now. We come to you on our knees, let us believe today is a forgiving day.”
Ombeta says if he remains in custody then his children will not have a father.