Stephen Nyangeri Mauti who has been arraigned in court with manslaughter charges is alleged that on October 3, 2021, at Kangemi dumpsite within Kangemi sub-county, Nairobi county he unlawfully killed Faith Nyatichi.
According to a cover report produced in court, the deceased visited his alleged husband on the fateful day in Kangemi Hill view area where they have rented a house after relocating from Nyeri where they were staying as a couple since August 2021.
It is alleged that the deceased left her husband to go visit her ‘cousin’ in Kiserian and after a while, the accused called his wife to know when she would be back only for the deceased to inform him she had travelled to the village.
“On further inquires, the accused was informed that his wife has no relatives in Kiserian and that she had not travelled to the rural area” the report read in part.
The accused claimed he asked his wife’s brother who informed him that they do not have a cousin in Kiserian
It is alleged that on October 1, 2021, the accused received a call from his wife promising to visit him since he was unwell. True to her promise, she visited. On arrival, she prepared lunch which they took together and later went for a leisure walk within Kangemi market and later returned to their home. The deceased prepared supper which they ate and went to bed.
According to the police report, they had a conversation but did not reach an agreement since the deceased kept crying so ‘they had good sex and slept’.
On October 3, 2021, they woke up and the deceased prepared breakfast. As they were taking tea, the accused is alleged to have convinced her not to dump him for another man.
The accused in his statement stated that after the breakfast he confronted her with the truth that she was living with another man. He says the woman then started shouting at him that he was not man enough after the night experience.
The accused told the police that he grabbed her and tried to calm her by blocking her mouth to no avail.
He says he thought she had calmed down when she went silent only to realise she was unconscious. He called neighbours to rush her to hospital but she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi has ordered a mental examination to be carried out on the accused person in order to ascertain his mental status before sentencing him on October 17, 2021.