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Husband of murdered singer finally takes plea

10 February 2016, 20:57

Nairobi - Administration Police officer Erick Musila has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murdering his wife, Kalenjin musician Chelele.

The Star reported that the 29 year-old took plea on Wednesday at Naivasha High Court to where the case was transferred from Kericho over threats against the accused.

Musila, who had failed to take plea for the second time on Monday, was whisked away to Naivasha Prison under police escort.

Musila's lawyer Aggrey Simiyu had said on Monday that his client was not ready to take plea. But the prosecution told the court today that a medical report from Kericho hospital cleared for trial.

The report indicated that the accused was coherent, had good concentration, did not have any hallucination and was mentally sound.

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The Daily Nation had earlier reported that Justice Hedwig Ong’udi said crowds threatened the security of the late musician’s husband, Mr Erick Musila, and his lawyers whenever they appeared in court for hearing of the case.

The judge Monday cautioned Chelele’s supporters against turning up in court in large numbers.

Simiyu asked the court to order investigating officers to release personal documents that had been taken from his client.

He said Musila's three ATM cards, his national identity card, KES 6,200 in cash were taken from him upon his arrest.

Judge Christine Meoli asked the prosecution for find to inform the court if the documents were part of exhibits, when the case is mentioned on February 24. Hearings were set for May 9 and 10.

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