Detective Jane Mugo fails to appear in court again in case where she’s accused of threatening to kill, claims she’s stuck in hospital

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 Dec, 2021 16:24 | < 1 min read
Private investigator Jane Mugo when she appeared in a Nairobi court on September 9, 2019. PHOTO | SHEILA MUTUA | K24 TV

Jane Mugo through her lawyers has told a court that she can’t appear in court in person to answer charges relating to threatening to kill someone because she is stuck at Eldoret Hospital.

Lawyer Mwangi Karanja told Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi that Mugo is not able to travel to Nairobi to attend the hearing of the case despite being discharged from the hospital.

According to the lawyer, Mugo was barred from leaving the hospital after undergoing knee surgery. He, however, told the court that he did not have original documents to prove that his client had gone through the procedure.

“My client was discharged from the Eldoret Hospital but she is still held at the facility,” Karanja told the court.

“I was not able to obtain the original medical documents to prove she underwent a knee procedure before the attack,” he added.

State counsel Alice Mathangani, however, disputed his claims and now wants the court to order investigations into the authenticity of the medical documents Karanja carried to court.

Mathangani’s request was granted by Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

Early last month, Mugo had told the court that she could not attend court hearings since she had undergone a knee procedure. 

The detective was arraigned in a Nairobi court in 2019 where she is facing charges of threatening to kill Patrick Mugasia Kefa and Deepa Shah.

In the first charge, police said the investigator drew her pistol and threatened to kill Kefa on August 15, 2015.

She is said to have committed the second offence on February 4, 2019, at Kyuna Close in Spring Valley where she allegedly threatened to kill Shah.

Mugo is currently out on a cash bail of ksh200,000 and ksh100,000 on the first and second charges respectively.

The matter will be mentioned on January 26, 2022.