In Summary
  • Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku barred the DPP from starting the case against Ms Emmah Wangari Wangui after she was served with orders by justices Jessie Lesiit (Nairobi) and Christine Meoli (Kiambu).
  • The court heard that police had been pursuing Ms Wangui on allegations that she attempted to kill one Mr Evans Karanja Mwangi.
  • Ms Mutuku suspended the trial until August 27 to give State prosecutor Anderson Gikunda time to verify the High Court orders that were issued in May.
  • The magistrate released Ms Wangui on Sh500,000 bond.

A woman who allegedly planned to kill her estranged husband them claim compensation from three insurance firms was reprieved on Tuesday by a court's decision to prohibit the DPP from initiating her trial.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku barred the Director of Public Prosecution from starting the case against Ms Emmah Wangari Wangui after she was served with orders by justices Jessie Lesiit (Nairobi) and Christine Meoli (Kiambu).

Ms Mutuku suspended the trial until August 27 to give State prosecutor Anderson Gikunda time to verify the High Court orders that were issued in May.

THE CHARGES

The court heard that police had been pursuing Ms Wangui on allegations that she attempted to kill one Mr Evans Karanja Mwangi. The two lived together for a while and later got separated.

Mr Gikunda presented the criminal charges against Ms Wangui and one Mr Peter Mwaniki Wanjiku.

Following a complaint by Mr Mwangi, the two were jointly charged with forging his national identity card and presenting it to officers at the three insurance companies in order to benefit from his accident insurance cover.

The three companies are ICEA Life Assurance, APA Insurance Limited and Britam.

The second charge states that Mr Mwaniki uttered the forged ID to ICEA's tied life agent Judith Atieno Odhengo in Thika Town on June 13, 2018, with the intention of fraudulently acquiring the personal accident insurance claim.

He is also charged with presenting the same ID to APA's business team leader Gibson Okola Etindi at their office at Apollo Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, on June 14, 2018 with the same intention.

The prosecutor further stated that on June 18 that year, he presented the same document to Britam's financial adviser Evalyn Njiru at its office in Thika town.

DEFENCE

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