Tecra and Omar Lali

Tecra’s own friend Yvonne believed that Lali used charms to lure women – Brother claims

The inquest into the death of the late Keroche heiress Tecra Muigai has been going on this week with crazier and crazier revelations being spilled by the family of the deceased.

Yesterday was no different as Tecra’s brother James Karanja told Senior Principal Magistrate Zainab Abdul that he believed that Omar Lali had bewitched his late sister.

The late Tecra Muigai with her brother
The late Tecra Muigai with her brother

James said that he believed that Omar Lali used ‘spiritual powers’ to lure his sister into loving him. Until her death, Tecra was the Strategy and Innovations Director at Keroche Breweries, a company owned by her parents.

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Karanja explained that his deceased sister confided to him that “she had an unusual uncontrollable spiritual obsession towards Lali” and that she could not walk out of that relationship however much she attempted to.

“It was spiritual. She had an abnormal obsession with him,” he told the inquest. Of note was a visit that he made to Tecra in Lamu in November 2019.

“We met with Tecra at the hotel where I was booked. She came accompanied by her friend Yvonne. When Tecra stepped out for a while I asked Yvonne about Mr. Omar,” Karanja recalled.

Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali in the past
Tecra Muigai and Omar Lali in the past

He said that Yvonne had her concerns with the relationship and that she suspected that “Omar used charms to lure women”.

Another person who also spoke during the inquest was the late’s househelp, Anne Waithera. Anne spoke of an abusive and violent relationship between the deceased and Lali.

Tecra and Omar Lali
Tecra and Omar Lali

Waithera alleged that a violent Lali “controlled Tecra” who would in turn deny her mother access to her Naivasha home whenever Lali was present. “They would sleep in different beds (after quarrels). I noticed wine was poured all over their bedroom when I went to make the room,” she said.

The inquest continues.

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