The murder case against a senior officer with the United Nations (UN) accused of killing his wife in a hotel bath-tub two years ago has kicked off at the High Court in Naivasha.
During the hearing of the case, it emerged that the accused Nicholas Cheruiyot Koskei had specifically sought a room with a bath tub before making his booking.
In the case, Koskei has been accused of murdering his wife Rhoda Mumbi Mutua on the 8th of July 2017 in Jacaranda Lake Elementaita hotel in Gilgil.
While testifying before Judge Richard Mwongo, a receptionist in the hotel Joseph Kadonyo told the court that the accused insisted that he wanted a room with the bath tub.
He said that according to Koskei, his wife loved bathing in tubs and hence the demand hours before her lifeless body was found.
“I was left in shock when around 10pm we were called that the body of the wife to the accused had been found in the tub,” he said.
A waiter Ambrose Mapesa told the court how he met the accused near his room sweating and breathing hard minutes before the body was recovered.
He said that Koskei who was in jeans and sweating heavily told him that he had been jogging and could not get the wife to open the door for him.
In his testimony, he said that the room where the couple had been booked appeared disturbed when police and security officers managed to gain entrance.
“The two had been drinking at the hotels balcony for some time before they retreated to their room where the body of the woman was found hours later,” he said.
The court is set to visit the hotel where the body of the mother of two was found.