Man accused of beheading father-in-law to remain in custody
05 March 2014, 13:01
Nyeri - A 23-year-old man who allegedly beheaded his father-in-law at Gakanga location in Kieni sub-County will remain in custody for 10 days to allow police to complete investigations.
The case investigating officer, Judith Magiri who arraigned Jackson Nderitu before a Nyeri court on Tuesday requested to be granted more time to detain the suspect in custody since the investigations are still ongoing.
Magiri told resident magistrate, Catherine Mburu that Nderitu who is accused of killing 51-year-old Philip Irungu on March 1, 2014 that the postmortem of the deceased has not been done.
She added that the accused needs to be taken for psychiatric examination before he could be allowed to take plea on murder charges saying the process may take more time.
The magistrate ordered Nderitu to be detained at Mweiga police station until March 12, 2014 when he will be arraigned in court to take plea.
The body of the deceased was taken to Nyeri Provincial Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
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