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Foreigner in the dock for attempted murder

A foreigner accused of attempted murder at an entertainment joint in Nairobi will remain in police custody until Monday charges.

Abdulahi Ali was arraigned at the Kibera law courts but could not be charged because the presiding magistrate on duty is a junior magistrate who lacks jurisdiction to preside over the case.

Resident magistrate William Tulel deferred the plea to January 10 when a senior magistrate will be available to preside over the case.

Mr. Tulel declined Ali’s application through his lawyer Mohammed Jelle to have the case transferred to Milimani law courts where he wanted to be charged instead of remaining in police custody.

Tulel told him to seek police bail instead.

Ali is accused of attempting to murder Muriiki Muriuki at the Gemini club located at Adlife Plaza in Kilimani on the night of December 27 last year. He has since been in police custody.

Muriuki was in ICU for several days after he was slit twice on the neck during the incident. He was discharged on January 1. Ali is in the country for a holiday.