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Two Women in Court for dragging man to death during Mugithi festival in Kisii » Capital News


KISII Kenya, Aug 2 – Two middle aged women appeared in a Kisii Law court over a miscellaneous application of allegedly drugging a man who later died after attending a mugithi festival in Kisii.

Purity Kajuju and Caroline Kagwira appeared before Senior principal Magistrate Christine Ogweno over the death of Francis Kariuki who was alleged drugged while attending Musician Samido’s show at El Paraiso resort in Kisii town

Investigation officer at Nyanchwa police station in her affidavit told the court, she is investigating the death of Kariuki who was found unconscious and a sleep in his house by his colleague on the 23rd of June who later reported the matter at Nyanchwa police station.

“The police officers from Nyanchwa and Kisii central visited Kariuki’s house and found him dead, his body was moved to Hema hospital as we launched investigation,” said the IO.

His colleague said Kariuki had two phones;Tecno and Itel phones and upon searching in his house the phones were missing.

In there investigations the officers established his Itel phone with an Airtel line with the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) was located in Nairobi with a different mobile service provider.

“One of the respondent was arrested in Kisii on the same day while the other one was arrested on the 29th of June in Nairobi,” the IO told the court.

She noted that the postmortem report didn’t identified the cause of death, however, they took samples for toxicology tests in the government chemist.

In her application,the IO asked for 14 days to detain the suspects as she complite investigations.

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The court ordered the two to be detained at Nyanchwa police station and reappear in court on the 11th August





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