Murang’a, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wife of a Murang’a secondary school principal who was murdered two weeks ago has been found mentally fit to take plea on murder charges.
The prosecution has completed investigations linking Alice Mugechi with the murder of her husband who was the head teacher of Gatunguru secondary school on the night of May 12 and 13 this year.
Mugechi together with Samuel Gitu are accused of killing Samuel Mbogo in his home at Gakurwe village in Kiharu constituency.
Justice Kanyi Kimondo said the two whose case was transferred from Chief magistrate court will not take plea until the government appoints a counsel for each of them.
“This court has received a charge facing the two together with others not before the court on murder charges, but they will not take plea until lawyers are appointed for them,” added the Judge.
The Judge directed the deputy registrar of High court to appoint counsels to represent the two and set May 30 as date to take plea.
He ordered the two to be detained at Murang’a prison’s remand until the mentioned date when they will take plea.
On May 14, the two were arraigned before chief magistrate’s court when the prosecution applied for 14 days to complete investigations.
Body of the slain teacher was found in boot of his car a few metres from his home by neighbours.