Nairobi businessman Joseoph Kori was arrested after being suspected of participated in the murder of his wife Mary Wambui Kamangara on Wednesday burst out in tears as his lawyers pleaded for his release so that he could reconnect with his children.
Kori bursts out in tears after his children were mentioned in court
The case is being heard at a Kiambu court
Kori was presented alongside the other suspects - his alleged mistress Judy Wangui and a taxi driver, Michael Githae.
The prosecution had asked to be allowed for two more weeks to complete their investigations which have so far shown Kori was not at the scene of the murder.
However, his lawyer pleaded that businessman should be released based on the exonerating evidence that the police had received in the course of the investigation.
The lawyer went on to highlight the pain of Kori’s children, whose mother was murdered and their father arrested shortly after.
At the mention of the children, Kori burst out in tears and quietly held his face using a white handkerchief.
“There are no grounds for holding our client for a further 14 days. I wish to highlight the family issues. His kids are out of school and haven’t seen their father for the last 16 days. He needs to be released,” the businessman’s lawyer submitted.
The rest of the suspects, Wangui and Githae, remain unfazed as the defence lawyers went on with their submissions.
Wambui’s family has said they would delay the burial of their daughter until her husband is released from state custody so that he can bury her in line with Kikuyu customary rites.
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