Ex-Vioja actor murder case put off after witnesses fail to cooperate with court

Charges are yet to be pressed against businesswoman Grace Kanamu Namulo, 41, who is the key suspect in the killing of former “Vioja Mahakamai” actor, Jamal Nassul Gadafi.

Mr Gadafi was allegedly stabbed to death by Ms Namulo at a Machakos hotel on the night of December 11 after quarreling over love-related issues.

Ms Namulo was arraigned in Machakos High Court on Tuesday, December 18, where, for the second time, charges were not read to her because “three key suspects in the case are yet to file their testimonies”.

Deputy Registrar Kenei said “evidence was yet to be submitted by the three crucial witnesses”.

Ms Kenei said the witnesses went missing after the incident.

Ms Namulo, who had initially been detained for five days, will be locked up for another eight days as the prosecution gathers enough evidence to charge her in court.

The suspect’s lawyer, Cliff Ombeta, said her client was not opposed to investigations being conducted; only that she wants the probe done while she is free on bond.

The lawyer claims his client does not know the names of the key witnesses; hence it would be hard for her to interfere with them.

Mr Ombeta also requested that he be supplied with witness statements.

Ms Kenei said the DPP has requested for more time to conduct thorough investigations.

“Having found that [there was no malice by the DPP’s request], this court is inclined to grant the applicant eight days to conclude the investigations,” said Ms Kenei.

The case will be mentioned on December 27.

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