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Wife, househelp charged for conspiring to kill husband

09 November 2015, 14:29 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - A woman has been arraigned before a Mombasa court for conspiring with her house help to kill her husband in Nyali estate within Mombasa County.

Rose Odhiambo Ramiya and her house help Doris Akinyi denied the charges before senior resident magistrate Susan Shitubi.

It is alleged that between October 20 and 26 this year within Nyali area the two conspired to kill Polycarp Okumu alias Kamili.

In a sworn affidavit before the court, police prosecutor Lydia Kagori informed the court that the two should not be granted bail at this stage of the case because their lives might be in danger.

“The complainant is a businessman and a prominent figure. If the accused are granted bail at this stage their lives will be in danger,” stated the affidavit.

Kagori further informed the court that another prime suspect was arrested on November 6 in Homabay County and is still assisting police with investigations.

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She also alleged that the accused might interfere with the ongoing investigation if released on bail taking into consideration they are the masterminds of the plan to execute Mr Kamili.

The prosecutor made an application to have the two denied bail and the matter consolidated with another matter that was before a trial court in which another suspect had already been charged with the the same offence.

The officers investigating the case in an affidavit had been informed that Debra Otigo, now in police custody, had harbored a group of assassins hired from Kisumu to kill the complainant.

He further informed the court that the compliant found her wife in KCB Nyali Branch contacting the killers who were to collect KES 1.2 million she had withdrawn for the failed mission.

It’s also alleged that the woman had previously tried to poison Mr Kamili but failed.

Defense counsel Gikandi Ngubaini had rejected the application to consolidate the case stating that all the accused had a right to bail.

Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi directed that the matter be mentioned before trial court for further direction.

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