Constable Nancy Njeri of Makueni Police Station is now in big trouble after Police Commander Mr. Joseph Ole Napeiyan announced that they will present her to be charged with murder.
Constable Nancy Njeri of Makueni Police Station is now in big trouble after Police Commander Mr. Joseph Ole Napeiyan announced that they will present her to be charged with murder. Njeri is in police custody after she was arrested and locked following accusations that she had chopped off a lawyer’s hand during a love – gone sour scuffle at Wote Town in Makueni County two weeks ago. She is reported to have attacked the lawyer using a panga when she visited his rented house.
Mr Napeiyan said Monday the process of dismissing the constable Njeri from service at Makueni Police Station has been initiated ahead of her arraignment as investigation into this matter is now complete. He said the police shall upgrade the charge from grievous harm to murder charge when she will be arraigned in court and sanction her immediate suspension that will see her lose her salary and every benefit she enjoyed as a police constable in Wote.
Ms Njeri was expected to be arraigned in Machakos law courts on today but the date was pushed to Friday. The chairman of the South – Eastern branch of the Law Society of Kenya, Mr Mutisya Mutia said they have agreed with the court that she will be arraigned on Friday to allow the completion of a mental assessment on the suspect. A police OB recorded indicate Ms Njeri had been invited by Lawyer Onesmus Masaku to his house to introduce his new girlfriend but made sexual advances instead. She said she turned him town but that he insisted. Njeri stated that she was grabbed and forced into the bedroom, a move she reacted by chopping the lawyer’s both hands in self defence.
Onesmus, was rushed to the Makueni Hospital then later transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi where he had been receiving treatment until Saturday when he succumbed to his injuries sparking a fresh outrage from the Members of the Law Society of Kenya. Nelson Havi, the President accused the police in Makueni for complicit in the case insisting that the two are known lovers and Njeri should face the full force of the law.