Picha za Naftali Kinuthia kwenye mtandao wa jamii wa Facebook wiki kabla ya mauaji ya Ivy Wangechi

Ivy Wangechi alizikiwa juma chache zilizopita, sasa korti kuu ya stahili kutoa maamuzi yake kuhusu kuachiliwa kwa dhamana kwa Naftali Kinuthia mwezi wa Juni tarehe kumi na saba, huku akisubiri kesi yake iskizwe ambapo anasingiziwa kumuua mwanafunzi huyo wa chuo kikuu cha matibabu cha Moi.

Ivy Wangechi’s killer reveals why he killed the Moi University student

Mwanasheria Stephen Githinji alitoa uamuzi siku ya Jumatatu baada ya kuskiza maombi la Kinuthia kupitia kwa wakili wake Mbiu Kamau ila iliskumwa kutoka May tisa.

Afisi ya DPP na wakili wa familia ya muathiriwa walilipinga ombi hilo na kuteta kuwa mshukiwa anaweza hitilafiana na mashahidi ama hata kutoroka.

Wakili wake Naftali hata hivyo alimweleza Mwanasheria Githinji kuwa dhamana ni haki iliyo kwenye katiba na hivyo haipaswi kukataliwa isipokuwa kama kuna sababu mzuri sana.

Aliongezea kuwa Naftali amehitimu kupewa dhamana na anafaa adhaniwe kuwa hana hatia hadi watakapo toa ushahidi wa kutosha.

‘Naftali hatapewa dhamana ikiwa tu ata k shubali makosa, korti ikimpata na hatia ama katiba ibadilishwe na kuweka sababu yake kutopewa dhamana,’ Mwanasheria alisema huku akiyataja msingi ulioletwa na mhukumu kuwa flimsy.

Mziki wetu haumdhuru mtu yeyote’ Familia ya Ochungulo yajibu

Wakati wa mwisho Naftali alikuwa na mawasiliano ni kupitia posti zake kwa mitandao za kijamii.

Katika posti moja ya Instagram, ya miezi kadhaa, Naftali aandika:

“kwa sababu mandugu hawaachani waelekee gizani peke yao”

‘We’re really sorry’ Kinuthia’s father apologizes over Ivy Wangechi’s murder

Kwenye ingine ,Naftali aliandika hili chini ya picha aliyokuwa amepiga

”heri achukue hatua asiyojua matokea kuliko kumea kutu”

Kwenye Facebook yake, Naftali anasema alihudhuria shule kuu ya Nyandarua na kwenye uhusianio wake alisema kuwa

”siko kwenye mahusiano yoyote”

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 witnesses lined up to testify against Ivy Wangeci’s Murderer

Police have lined up 10 witnesses against Naftali Kinuthia in the murder of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi.

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Those to testify include boda boda riders and workers at the Moi Referral Hospital. Others are his parents, those of Wangechi and friends.

The hearing of the case is set to start on May 10. Kinuthia will remain in custody after the court declined to release him on bond.

 Kinuthia is accused of murdering Wangechi on April 9 along the road passing near the referral hospital in Eldoret town.

Kinuthia armed with an axe and a knife attacked Wangechi on a road passing outside the Moi Referral Hospital as she was returning to her hostel from the hospital, where she had been on duty.

He allegedly hacked her several times and efforts by boda boda riders to save Wangechi failed because he threatened them with the axe. He was later beaten up by a mob.

Kinuthia on Tuesday was charged before the High Court in Eldoret. He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Eldoret High Court judge Stephen Githinji. Kinuthia is accused of murdering Wangechi on April 9 in Eldoret town.

On Tuesday, the prosecution tabled results of medical tests, indicating that Njoroge was fit for trial after undergoing mental assessment.

An application by the family of Wangechi, through lawyer Violet Nyakima, to have the case heard in Nairobi was rejected by the court.

“The incident happened here in Eldoret and most witnesses are within the same area,” Justice Githinji ruled.

 Kinuthia’s lawyer, Mbiu Kamau, also applied for his release on bond, saying he will be appear in court as directed. “My client will not in any way corrupt the process on hearing of the case and will not abscond,” the lawyer said.

But the court rejected the application to release the suspect on bond.

Another application by Kinuthia’s family for the release of the vehicle he used was also rejected. The judge said it is part of the evidence in the case.

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Naftali Kinuthia charged with Ivy Wangeci’s murder

Naftali Kinuthia has been charged before the High Court in Eldoret over the murder of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi.

Kinuthia pleaded not guilty to the offence of murder when he appeared before Eldoret High court judge Stephen Githinji on Tuesday.

He is accused of murdering Wangechi on April 9 in Eldoret town.

The prosecution in the case tabled results of medical tests indicating that Njoroge was fit for trial after undergoing mental assessment.

An application by the family of the late Wangechi through their lawyer Violet Nyakima for the case to be heard in Nairobi was rejected by the court.

“The incident happened here in Eldoret and most witnesses are within the same area,” said Justice Githinji.

Kinuthia’s lawyer, Mbiu Kamau applied for the release of the suspect on bond, saying he will be ready to appear in court as directed.

‘My client will not in any way corrupt the process on hearing of the case and will not abscond.’-Mbiu Kamau, Kinuthia’s lawyer

But the court rejected the application to release the suspect on bond

Another application by Kinuthia’s family for the release of the vehicle used by the suspect was also rejected by the judge, noting that it is part of the evidence in the case.

The court ordered that the case mentioned on May 9, 2019, and the hearing set the following day.

 Kinuthia will be remanded in custody until then.

The suspect armed with an axe and a knife is said to have attacked Wangechi on a road passing outside the Moi Referral Hospital as she was returning to her hostel from the hospital where she had been on duty.

He allegedly hacked her severally and efforts by boda boda riders who were near the scene to save Wangechi failed as he threatened them using the axe. He was later attacked and beaten up by angry mobs after the incident.

His relatives and those of Wangechi were in court as Naftali denied the  charges against him.

The suspect’s father George Kinuthia was also in court as his son was charged.

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Slain medic Ivy Wangeci laid to rest today in Nyeri – Photos

Ivy Wangechi’s sister, Cheryl, overcome by emotion was unable to read her tribute.

Last Thursday, the former Moi University student who was hacked to death by Naftali Kinuthia was laid to rest in Mahiga, Nyeri County.

It was left to Wangechi’s mother and brother Elvis to read her tributes.

 The ceremony began at noon after pallbearers carried the body of Wangechi into Mahiga Primary for a requiem mass on Thursday.

Family sources said they expected over 1500 guests at the funeral service.

On Wednesday, residents of Nyeri Town held a night vigil in honour of Ivy that was covered extensively on various media outlets.

Ivy’s killer detained for 14 days to allow probe into her killing

The youth and women were calling for awareness of what violence can do to families.

Ivy, who was on her 6th year of studying medicine, was hacked to death outside the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) on April 9.

The suspect, Naftali Kinuthia who has appeared in an Eldoret court, claims that he and Ivy were in a relationship and she rejected him.

It is alleged that he went to the university armed with an axe and knife in a sack and waited for her at the gate.

 The court directed that he be detained at Nauberi Police Station in Eldoret and be allowed to seek medical attention at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital during the period he is in custody.
Here are some photos from the burial in Nyeri county;
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Ivy’s killer detained for 14 days to allow probe into her killing

A court in Eldoret on Monday allowed police to hold Naftali Kinuthia for 14 days. This is to allow prove into late Ivy Wangeci’s death who was hacked to death by Naftali.

The order was issued to facilitate completion of investigations into the killing of Moi University medical student Ivy Wangechi.

Senior Resident Magistrate Nichodemus Moseti made the order after Kinuthia was presented to court to face charges over the killing.

He ordered that Kinuthia be held at the Naiberi police station until April 30th when he will be brought back to court.

Ivy Wangechi murder suspect to appear in court today

Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Fredah Mwanzia told the court that they needed time to have Kinuthia complete recording of his statement on the incident.

“He was admitted to hospital since the incident and we have not had time for him to complete recording his statement,” Mwanzia told the court.

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She said they had taken samples from the suspect and the deceased for testing at the government chemist.

Mwanzia also said Kinuthia was yet to undergo necessary mental tests.

Kinuthia’s lawyer Mbiu Kamau told the court that they also needed time to have the suspect treated for injuries he sustained after being attacked by an irate mob.

“He has complained of headache and chest pains and needs to be treated before he can be charged,” Kamau said.

 He said Kinuthia needed to be in a state where he will understand the charges he will be facing in connection with the killing of Ivy.

The court ordered that he be taken for treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

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‘We’re really sorry’ Kinuthia’s father apologizes over Ivy Wangechi’s murder

George Kinuthia, the father of Naftali Kinuthia says his family was shocked with the killing of Ivy Wangechi.

Wangechi, a sixth-year medical student at Moi University,  was brutally murdered on Tuesday last week in Eldoret by Naftali.

George told the Court on Monday his son has never had a criminal record since childhood and he doesn’t understand why he behaved that way.

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He said he had heard about the relationship between Kinuthia and Ivy adding that his son has always been a reserved man most of the time.

Ivy Wangechi murder suspect to appear in court today

 “We are really sorry for what happened. This is really a difficult situation especially for the family of Ivy,” he said.

George who is a prominent businessman in Thika and hails from Gatanga says his family is yet to get in touch with Ivy’s family but they are in talks with elders and Church leaders to know how best to handle the situation.

Ivy will be buried on Thursday and George says they will send elders to the funeral.

He said the two families knew each other from Thika town. George, 28, is the first born in a family of four.

Kinuthia who allegedly hacked Ivy to death is also in court to face murder charges.

An axe and a knife used to attack Ivy near the Moi Referral Hospital on April 9 will also be presented in court as evidence.

 The suspect has recorded a statement at Naiberi police station in Eldoret over the gruesome killing that shocked the country.

Four other witnesses have also recorded statements over the matter.

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