The main suspect in the murder of Kenyan female lawyer has been ordered to undergo a health assessment test by a Machakos court before he can stand trial.
Christian Mwambay Kadina, who is a South African citizen and who has been implicated in the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Koki on January 8 this year, will in the meantime be remanded at the Machakos GK prison awaiting his arraignment in court on February 3.
Machakos High Court deputy registrar Erick Analo who made the ruling also directed the suspect to undergo a Covid-19 test as required by health regulations before the date.
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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had earlier on requested the court to have the suspect held for 14 days to enable police complete investigations into the matter.
The remains of Koki were interred on January 22 at her ex-husband’s home in Miti Mingi area in Nakuru County. Her lifeless body was found in her house located in Syokimau area in Machakos County on January 8, 2021.
Postmortem examination on the deceased body by government pathologist Dr Johansen Odour revealed that Koki may have been strangled to death by her killers.
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The presence of visible scratch marks around the city lawyer’s neck suggested she may have attempted to free herself from her attacker.
The 34-year-old lawyer was found dead at her Syokimau home. Police arrested Kadima immediately after the murder to help with investigations into the incident.
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