The court case where Mary Wangui and a taxi driver Michael Githae are suspected to have murdered Mary Mambui Kamangara on Wednesday morning took an unexpected twist after one of the suspects’ lawyers failed to show up in court.
Unexpected twist in Kori wife’s murder during today’s court session
Magistrates makes surprise ruling
The two were expected to be charged with the murder of Wambui, wife to Nairobi businessman Joseph Kori.
Kiambu Senior Principal Magistrate Stella Atambo then postponed the matter, setting the next hearing on April 24th.
Atambo’s ruling meant Wangui and Githae will remain in custody for more than two months before they can take plea in the matter.
The fate of Kori, who appears to have been absolved from participating in the murder case, remains unknown.
The Standard had on Sunday reported that police were considering not charging Kori with Wambui’s murder if they don’t find any more compelling evidence by Wednesday when the three suspects were to be taken back to court.
Wangui and Kori have already spent two weeks in state custody while Githae has been held for about a week.
Githae confessed that he used his Toyota Noah to help Wangui dispose off the body.
The taxi driver claimed he was blackmailed by the lead suspect and offered an incentive of two million shillings if he helped cover up the murder.
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