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Rally driver Maxine Wahome, deceased lover Assad Khan ‘were always fighting’

By Richard Munguti September 27th, 2023 2 min read

A Nairobi court has heard that deceased rally driver Assad Khan was a violent man.

Chemutai Sogomo, the first witness in the case in which Maxine Wahome, also a rally driver, is charged with murdering Khan, also told court that she heard a violent confrontation between Ms Wahome and the deceased on the night he died.

Ms Chemutai also painted a picture to the court that Ms Wahome and Assad Khan consistently argued and quarreled.

Ms Wahome and the deceased lived together in Kileleshwa, a middle upper class Nairobi suburb, as husband and wife before he died in tragic circumstances on December 12, 2022.

On the fateful day in which Mr Khan reportedly slipped into a coma after commotion at his apartment, Ms Chemutai told lady Justice Lillian Mutende that upon hearing the noise and percieved confrontation between the two lovers, she called the guard and informed him of the development.

The guard responded by asking her to proceed to the house and request them to stop the fight.

Ms Chemutai also says she also called the Chairman of the tenants Association and asked him to intervene since ‘the couple had began to fight again’.

She recalled the couple used to fight quite often.

Maxine has been charged with murdering Assad Khan on December 12 2022.

She has denied the charge and is out on bail.

The deceased breathed his last at a Nairobi hospital where he was receiving treatment for reported multiple wounds.

The suspect is represented by Philip Murgor, Steve Kimathi and Andrew Musangi.

The maximum penalty for murder in Kenya is death or life imprisonment.

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