Naftali Kinuthia, the principle suspect within the homicide of Moi College Medical scholar Ivy Wangeci three years in the past was arraigned in court docket to reply for homicide fees.
Kinuthia is accused of hacking Wangeci twice on the pinnacle utilizing an axe exterior the Moi Educating and Referral Hospital (MTRH).
Whereas showing earlier than the court docket on Friday, March 3, 2023, Kinuthia narrated to the court docket that their relationship goes from method again as childhood associates who had been shut neighbours.
He knowledgeable the court docket that their relationship acquired intimate after highschool and he would often go to her on the college.
The accused additionally recounted that Ivy had known as him previous to her birthday informing him that her party would value Ksh28,000, to which he despatched her Ksh14,000 to kickstart the occasion and promised to ship the remaining quantity to her in particular person.
“Earlier than the occasion of April 2019, I used to be emotionally hooked up to Ivy. We had on various events separated and reconciled. Ivy’s birthday was April tenth, and she or he used to take her birthday celebration severely. She was turning 25. She began making her birthday association, and I acquired concerned within the preparations after she advised me by textual content messages and cellphone calls. She advised me the sum of money she wanted to cater for her party. She advised me she wanted sh 28,000, and I provided to assist as she needed,” he acknowledged.
“I didn’t have the entire quantity at that second, so I despatched her Ksh14,000 to kick begin the preparations. I promised to ship the stability in particular person to Eldoret on ninth April 2019. I additionally visited her earlier on third April. We had fallen out at the moment. She had even blocked my calls. I got here alone volition,” he added.
Kinuthia recounted that his efforts to get Wangeci to speak over their points had been futile after she left him hanging when he visited her, he claimed that the deceased stood him up solely to tell him that she was too busy for a chitchat.
“On third April, as I used to be driving inside MTRH premises, I noticed her and pulled over. I went to request her to search out time in order that we may discuss over our points. She advised me to attend as she delivered her books to her room. She by no means got here again,
“I attempted to achieve out to her buddy by textual content messages to inform Ivy to satisfy me. Her buddy advised me she was reluctant to satisfy me and she or he was not capable of persuade her. I used to be advised she was too busy to satisfy me. I gave up and left for Nairobi on 4th April 2019,” he added.
The court docket heard that Kinuthia drove again to Wangeci’s college on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, with the intention of giving her the ‘remaining’ stability for her birthday and resolving their variations.
“I made a decision to journey on Monday night time again to Eldoret with the intention of delivering the sh 14,000 was left in stability to cater for her birthday. I arrived in Eldoret round 9 am after departing from Nairobi at 3 am,” he stated.
“Upon my arrival, I had breakfast on the town earlier than heading to the Moi College Faculty of Well being Sciences hostels the place I parked my automobile. I made a decision to name her however she hadn’t unblocked me. By this time, I had not advised anybody that I used to be in Eldoret. I alighted from the automobile after half-hour, strolled round, and by luck, I noticed her since our final assembly on the third,” he stated.
Kinuthia added: “I attempted to clarify myself to her. I advised had introduced the remaining quantity, however I wouldn’t keep for the celebration since I used to be purported to report again to work the next day. She advised me that her new boyfriend would care for her birthday payments and that I used to be not invited to attend both. She advised me to maintain the stability and depart. The dialog was below two minutes,”
Annoyed from shedding the connection she had with the deceased, Kinuthia claims that he went t his automobile and picked an axe that he used to assault the deceased.
He recounted that he got here to his senses when he was on the hospital after a mob attacked him.
“I went again to my automobile and swore by no means to pursue her once more. Earlier than I acquired into my automobile, I regarded again and noticed her holding fingers with a male buddy in lab coats. I felt she did that on goal to bother me … That’s the purpose I misplaced management, and I wasn’t pondering clearly,
“I picked the axe in my automobile,…from there I’ve no recollection of what occurred ….I discovered myself admitted in hospital after I used to be attacked by a mob.. a nurse advised Ivy was lifeless,” he added.