- Mogaka is charged that he murdered Calvin Ngaira Musachi on May 18, 2019, at the Annex in Eldoret town.
- State Counsel Emmah Okok said the prosecution had lined up 7 more witnesses after five completed giving testimony.
Two witnesses have testified before the high court in Eldoret in a case in which a lawyer Abel Mogaka is charged with the murder of his colleague.
Mogaka is charged that he murdered Calvin Ngaira Musachi on May 18, 2019, at the Annex in Eldoret town.
Father to the deceased Hesbon Ngaira who is the Principal at Hill School in Eldoret was among those who testified before Justice Wananda Anuro who is hearing the case.
Ngaira narrated to the court that he was informed that his only son had been stabbed during a house party in Annex.
"I have three children and he was my only son. He had practised law for only three months," Ngaira said.
He was then at his home in Kitale when he received a call from Mediheal Hospital where his son had been rushed to.
He had been called to the hospital to give consent for surgery on his son who was in critical condition.
He told the doctors to proceed as he travelled from Kitale. On arrival at the hospital, he found his son being wheeled from the theatre to the ICU.
"I looked at him he was not talking and was unconscious. The doctors told me survival chances were half," Ngaira said.
His son died after four days and Ngaira said his family had gone through hard times to accept the demise.
A DCI officer also testified in the case.
State Counsel Emmah Okok said the prosecution had lined up 7 more witnesses after five completed giving testimony.
Justice Wananda directed that the case will proceed on June 12 and 13, 2024.
Lawyers had asked that the hearing be expedited but Wananda said he had no option because all dates were not available until June.
"Like now am the only judge on duty here and so many other cases are waiting," Wananda said.
Ngaira and his family members called for a speedy hearing of the case for them to get Justice.
"We appreciate the situation as explained by the judge but urge that the matter be expedited so that it comes to a closure," Ngaira said.
The suspect denied the charges and is out on bond.