Former Nairobi County ward representative accused of killing his wife will be detained for another ten days awaiting a ruling on whether he will be freed on bond.

Samwel Ndung'u Njoroge, the former Riruta ward rep, appeared before Kiambu High Court Judge Joel Ngugi Friday where he denied the offence, which he is reported to have committed on January 24, 2018 in Kiambu County.

According to the charge sheet which, on the material day at Kiambu sub-county, the MCA, nicknamed Jua Kali killed Lucy Njambi, 24.

Ms Njambi, a mother of a four-year old boy, died at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she had been referred from Kiambu Level Five Hospital where he had been rushed by a Good Samaritan, who found her at Kamiti where he had been damped by her attackers.

Evidence shows she was raped and her body doused in acid.

The prosecution, through State Counsel Jane Maari, and Ms Njambi’s family lawyer Ndegwa Njiru objected his release on bond, arguing that if released, he was likely to interfere with witnesses.

Ms Maari said some of the witnesses, especially those related to Ms Njambi, are already feeling threatened and have even requested that they be put under the witness protection scheme.

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