A man and his daughter charged with the murder of a Nanyuki businessman in 2018 will Wednesday have their bail application determined.
Nanyuki high court judge Justice Hatari Waweru directed that the duo be produced in court Tuesday for their bail application, since they had already taken their plea at the Nyeri high court following a mental assessment conducted at the Nyeri level five hospital that indicated that both were fit to stand trial.
Jane Wanjiku 23, and her father Charles Macharia have since denied murdering George Gachibi on the night of 4th December 2018 at his rented house in Nanyuki town and are currently in remand at King’ong’o prison and Nanyuki prison respectively.
The accused were however not brought to court Tuesday in what the prosecutor Cecilia Kinyajui termed as “confusion from the prison authorities” and will now appear Wednesday for the case.
Shikuku Mutea appearing for the two accused urged the court to grant them reasonable bail terms pending the outcome of the matter.
Justice Waweru ordered that the accused persons be brought before the court when their bail application will be heard.
The deceased’s body was found on December 4, 2018 in his bedroom lying in a pool of blood by his employees who had gone to check on him at his house after he failed to answer to their calls and had not reported at his business.
The main door to his house had been broken into by the assailants who left it open after completing their mission.
The suspects were arrested on December 5, 2018 by DCI detectives at a petrol station in Kirwara, Gatanga Constituency in Murang’a County.
They were found with the deceased’s car and electronics stolen from him.
Wanjiku, a waitress at a hotel in Nanyuki, was reported to have been in a love affair with the businessman who also owns a popular restaurant in Nanyuki town.
By Martin Munyi