Court orders Wamunyinyi’s nephew remanded at Bungoma police station as murder investigation continues.

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The suspect Nicholas Simiyu Wafula at Bungoma law courts on December 2, 2019. Photo/Oti Oteba.
The suspect Nicholas Simiyu at Bungoma law courts.

A nephew to Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi will be remanded at Bungoma
South police station for 14 to allow police carry on with
investigations into murder incident.
He did not take the plea when he was arraigned in court on December 2, 2019.
Bungoma principal magistrate Stephen Mogute granted the investigating
Officer Mary Okang’o custodial orders to hold the accused person in
the police cells.
“This court grants you 14 days has per your sworn affidavit presented
in court today December 2, 2019.
In her prayers Ms Okang’o had stated that the accused person needs to
undergo psychiatric assessment to ascertain whether he is fit to stand
trial or not.
“Your honour, the postmortem has not been conducted on the deceased’s
body while at the same time witnesses have not written their
statements that would help us in this case, I therefore pray that you
grant me more custodial time to hold him until our investigations are
complete,” read the affidavit.
The deceased Joseph Wamalwa Wekesa (35) from Buema Village Musikoma
ward was stabbed several times on the chest by his nephew an accused
person Nicholas Simiyu Wafula (30)  using a kitchen knife.
Area Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi who is the resident of Ranje village
reported the matter to Bungoma police station at 0641hrs on November
29, 2019.
He reported that Wekesa a luhya male adult had been fatally injured in
a fight with one of their nephews namely Nicholas Simiyu
Wafula(suspect), also a Luhya male adult.
“It happened that the family was preparing for a memorial anniversary
of the late Mathew Austin Wafula Wamunyinyi, which was to take place
to at Buema Village later on the same day in Tuuti Sub Location,” he
said.
The two are said to have differed on the content of the anniversary
and a fight broke out.
At around 0130hrs, the deceased disagreed with the suspect and a fight ensued.
The deceased injured the suspect on the head and right hand thumb
finger using a machete.
The suspect rushed and picked a kitchen knife and followed to the
deceased to his house where he stabbed him on the chest.
He also killed two dogs and smashed the window panes of the deceased’s house,
“The deceased succumbed to the injuries at around 0500hrs while
undergoing treatment at Bungoma West Hospital while the Suspect was
admitted at Dawameds Hospital in a stable condition,” said the report.
The deceased body was transferred to Life Care Hospital mortuary
formerly Lumboka hospital awaiting postmortem.