A man said to have wiped out his entire family by hacking the wife and four children with an axe at Kathata village, Kirinyaga East Sub-County has been remanded in custody.
Paul Murage, 35, will take his plea on January 24, 2022, after some legal technicalities arose when he appeared at the Kerugoya High Court this morning.
When Murage appeared virtually before Justice Richard Mwongo, it emerged he had no legal representation to take the plea.
The court, therefore, ordered the accused to be remanded at the Kerugoya G.K.Prison to await the taking of the plea when a lawyer to represent him will have been provided by the State.
In such serious matters where an accused person cannot afford a lawyer, he /she is normally provided with one by the State to ensure justice is seen to have been seen to be done.
State prosecutor Vincent Mamba however informed the court the accused had already had his metal assessment undertaken and was fit to stand trial.
He is said to have hacked to death his wife aged 38 and all his four children one of whom he was said to have defiled during the November 29 incident at Kathata village.