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Man hired to kill businessman detained

11 November 2015, 14:43 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - A man suspected to have been hired by a Mombasa-based businessman's wife to assassinate her husband in Nyali has been remanded in police custody for 7 days.

Mombasa chief magistrate Susan Shitubi directed that the suspect, James Odhiambo Wayumba be remanded at Nyali police station to enable police conclude their ongoing investigation.

“I have granted the investigators 7 days to conclude their investigation into the case,” said Shitubi.

Wayumba is alleged to have been hired by the complainant's wife, Rose Ramiya who had colluded with her house help, Doris Akinyi to kill Polycarp Okumu alias Kamili.

In a sworn affidavit, state prosecutor had made application to have the accused held in police custody to complete investigations into the case.

The affidavit further indicated that the suspect was arrested in Rangwe within Homabay sub-County and held at Nyali police station before being arraigned in Court.

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The court was further informed that the investigation involved analyzing mobile phones confiscated from the accused.

It is alleged that Kamili found his wife in KCB Nyali Branch contacting the killers who were to collect a sum of KES 1.2 million she had withdrawn for the failed mission between October 20 and 26 within Nyali area in Mombasa County.

The suspected hit man is alleged to have been hired from Homa bay for KES 1.2 million to kill Kamili.

Earlier in the affidavit, the court was informed that Kamili’s wife was alleged to have tried to poison the businessman but failed.

Earlier, state prosecutor Lydia Kagori had opposed the release of Kamili’s wife and the maid until their cases were consolidated with other suspects who have been arrested in connection to the conspiracy to murder.

She argued that the court was at risk of giving conflicting bail terms against the accused that are set to face same charges.

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