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Businessman charged with murder after killing wife

Businessman who allegedly shot his wife at Buruburu area Nairobi County, has been formally charged with murder.  The accused Erastus Ngura Odhiambo alias Baba Billy was arraigned before high judge Justice Jessie Lesiit where he denied the criminal charge.

The court said that the accused be remanded at Industrial area prison, pending the hearing of his case which will start on 11th of October 2015.

The prosecution told the that accused on 11 December 2014 at Waihuria court, Buruburu phase five extension he murdered Linda Wanjiku Irungu.

However his lawyer Samson Nyaberi applied, that the accused be released on bond pending trial. The court directed that the lawyer to do file a formal application and the same be served upon the prosecution and hearing date be issued by the criminal registry.

Wanjiku, a lawyer, was allegedly shot by her husband. The mother of one was rushed to Jamaa Hospital where she succumbed to the bullet wound.

A postmortem conducted on the body showed she had a gunshot wound to her chest and bruises on her body. “Some of her hair had been plucked out,” the report reads in parts.

The Law Society of Kenya has gave indication that it will assign a lawyer to assist in the case.

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