A city medical doctor has been charged before the High Court with murder of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) lawyer who was abducted and strangled before his body was dumped off Mombasa Road, Nairobi county.
David Muchiri Mwangi who appeared before Lady Justice Jessie Lessit denied charges of murdering of lawyer Jared Ratemo Mokua. He is said to have committed the offense on July 11, 2017 at fig tree medical Centre Ngara area Nairobi in Starehe Sub-County.
After denying the charges his lawyer Vincent Nyangayo urged the the court to detain the accused at Muthaiga Police Station so that he could hand over the files belonging to the patients at fig tree medical Centre.
“The accused is a doctor and a practitioner and I pray that he be held where he was before he was charged so that he can return the files to the patients,” said Nyangayo. Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Catherine Mwaniki did not oppose to the application by defense but she said he can only be held there for seven days.
“We have no objection for him being detained at Muthaiga Police Station for seven days but after there he will be taken to Industrial area remand prison,”said Mwaniki.
She added that on the issue of plea bargaining, they have not received a letter from her boss but immediately they receive it, they will act on it.
The prosecutor added that they will avail committal documents to the defense in two weeks’ time.