Nairobi tent maker in court for killing man who eyed his wife
A city tent maker has been charged with killing another man whom he suspected was having an affair with his wife.
Trial magistrate Francis Andayi heard how Mr Linus Mutwiri Njagi accosted and stabbed Dennis Minambo Afande to death in Paradiso Maseno Pub within Makongeni Estate.
State prosecutor, Mr Willy Momanyi, told the court that before committing the crime, the accused demanded to know why the deceased had been eyeing his wife.
Mr Njagi and his wife are involved in a tent making business along Jogoo Road, the court was told.
The accused had allegedly returned from a business trip in Meru when he knifed the deceased at the pub.
Mr Momanyi said told the court that Director of Public Prosecutions will file a manslaughter charge once the police complete investigations.
However, the accused denied the charges and immediately entered a plea of not guilty.
“I apply that the accused be released on bond. The offence against him is bailable,” the defence lawyer pleaded.
Besides bail, the lawyer also applied to be supplied with witness statement to enable him prepare the suspect’s defence.
The prosecution did not oppose the release of the accused on bail.
In the same court, a businessman was charged with defrauding a colleague of Sh 9 million in the pretext that he would sell him a petrol station.
Mr Abdisamed Mohammed Musa denied defrauding Mr Abdulle Sadaq Ibrahim of the money on April 16, 2015 at Total Petrol Station Industrial Area.