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Nakuru lawyer to undergo mental test in Belgian woman’s murder case

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 9 Mar, 2020 12:52 | < 1 min read
Dysseleer Mireille Lesoipa
Kenyan-Belgian citizen Dysseleer Mireille Lesoipa. PHOTO | COURTESY

The High Court on Monday deferred plea-taking of a lawyer accused of murdering a Belgian woman, Dysseleer Mireille Lesoipa.

Justice Daniel Ogembo ordered the accused, John Gakinya, to undergo the mandatory mental test at Mathare Hospital before taking plea for the murder.

The judge ordered the accused to take his plea on Wednesday, March 11.

Gakinya, who is based in Nakuru County, was arrested on Friday, March 6, 2020, over alleged involvement in the suspected killing of Lesoipa.

The Belgian woman, who was married to a Samburu dancer before their eventual separation in 2003, disappeared from her home in Nakuru County in June 2019.

Police investigations led to the arrest of her close friend Lucy Waithera, whom detectives say hired the services of Gakinya to file a succession case before the High Court in Nakuru.

In the case, Gakinya claimed Lesoipa had died from HIV/Aids leaving behind a will in which she had named him the executor of her property worth over Sh100 million.

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