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Maxine Wahome: I was in an abusive relationship

Rally driver Maxine Wahome who is facing trial for murdering her boyfriend Assad Khan on Tuesday told the Milimani Law Courts that she had been in an abusive relationship with the deceased.

Through her lawyers, Philip Murgor, Stephen Kimarhi and Andrew Musangi, the accused Mr Khan had abused her and ordered her to leave his house.

“When the incident occurred she (Ms Wahome) was going to pack her bags to leave Mr Khan’s house,” Murgor said.

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The defence team further told the court that on the night Mr Khan was injured he had been drunk. The defence also said Mr Khan injured himself and bled profusely.

“The alcohol level in his blood was 201 and could have led to his death if he had an underlying issue,” Murgor said.

The defence argued the court to free the accused on bond, pledging that she will attend her trial religiously.

Musangi says she should be released to her parents who have taken her in after her death. Kimathi said bail is a constitutional right.

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“She is not a flight risk. She had been out on a cash bail of Sh100,000,” Kimathi said.

However, the prosecution opposed the bail plea saying the accused is a a flight risk.

The prosecution also said the accused has not presented any proof in court to back up her claims of being in an abusive relationship.

The court was also asked to consider Ms Wahome’s conduct after Mr Khan’s death, in the account of the fact she neither visited him in hospital nor attended his burial. The hearing continues

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