In Summary
  • Like police, Ndiritu Mwaniki said Joan Muthoni died after being stabbed in the thigh with a sharp object inside a house in Nyeri town.
  • She was with four people including her lover Geoffrey Gathenya Gachukia, who is accused of causing the death, he said.

A taxi driver on Friday gave his account of the night that political activist Joan Muthoni died but the defence team questioned it, terming his statement scanty.

Like police, Mr Ndiritu Mwaniki said Ms Muthoni died after being stabbed in the thigh with a sharp object inside a house in Nyeri town.

Mr Mwaniki told the court that he picked the activist from a location near Nyeri Gold Club at 9pm and that he did not know her attacker.

He said the woman bled profusely so her clothes were soaked as he rushed her to Nyeri County Referral Hospital on the night of October 24, 2018.

She was with four people including her lover Geoffrey Gathenya Gachukia, who is accused of causing the death, he said.

“It was the accused who told me to escort her to hospital. He was with us in the car,” said the witness.

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