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Briton held for murder of Kenyan girlfriend

12 February 2015, 16:04

Nairobi - A British man in Nairobi was charged on Thursday with the murder of his Kenyan girlfriend after allegedly flushing her diabetes medicine down the toilet.

Carl Singleton, 41, pleaded not guilty to killing 22-year old Peris Ashley Agumbi on November 19 last year.

Agumbi died in a Nairobi hospital from diabetic hypertension and respiratory failure.

Singleton, who comes from northwestern England's Cumbria region, met Agumbi online before travelling to Kenya to meet the student.

Also read: Police officers charged with murder

Singleton was arrested a week after her death, but was later released without charge. However, prosecutors later said there was enough evidence to proceed to trial.

He was remanded in custody pending assessments of his mental health, with the next court date due on February 19.

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