In Summary
  • The two are charged with the murder of Mr Solomon Mbuthi Mwangi.
  • The court ruled it will be improper at this point to assess the strengths and the weaknesses of the prosecution’ evidence.
  • The two have been in remand at the Nakuru GK Prison after the court denied them bond.

The wife of murdered principal of Kiru Boys Secondary School in Murang’a has a case to answer, a Nakuru court has ruled.

Justice Joel Ngugi, in his ruling delivered by Justice Janet Mulwa on Monday, found that the evidence presented by the prosecution is sufficient to place Ms Jane Muthoni, a former principal of Icaciri Girls Secondary School, on her defence, alongside her co-accused Isaac Ng’ang’a.

The two are charged with the murder of Mr Solomon Mbuthi Mwangi on diverse dates between November 6 and 1, 2015 at Karakuta Coffee Estate in Juja, Kiambu County.

CASE TO ANSWER

But the court ruled that it will be improper at this point in the case to assess the strengths and the weaknesses of the prosecution’ evidence by taking a view of the witnesses’ reliability.

“At this point, the less I say the better. The upshot is that the accused persons are consequently found to have a case to answer and are put on their defence,” ruled Justice Ngugi.

The long awaited ruling on whether the suspects had a case to answer was finally delivered five months after the prosecution closed its case on June 6.

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