CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

Kangemi man pleads guilty to killing wife

Mauti will be taken to Mathare Hospital for mental assessment before the judge gives his sentence

In Summary

•Stephen Mauti, 25, who on Thursday appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Benard Ochoi pleaded guilty to killing Faith Nyatichi.

•The case will be mentioned on October 17.

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend in Kerugoya.
Man arrested for murder of girlfriend in Kerugoya.
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A Kangemi man who allegedly killed his wife has been charged with manslaughter. 

Stephen Mauti, 25, who on Thursday appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Benard Ochoi pleaded guilty to killing Faith Nyatichi on October 3 at Kangemi in Nairobi.

The magistrate, however, ordered Mauti be taken to Mathare Hospital for mental assessment before giving his sentence.

According to a cover report produced in court, the deceased visited his alleged husband in Kangemi Hill view area.

They had rented a house after relocating from Nyeri where they were staying as a couple from August.

It is alleged that the deceased left her husband to visit her cousin in Kiserian.

After a while, the accused called his wife to know when she will be back only for the deceased to inform him she had travelled to the village.

Mauti claimed he asked the deceased’s brother who said they did not have a cousin in Kiserian.  

The police report said on October 1, Mauti allegedly received a call from his wife promising to visit him since he was unwell, which she did.

On arrival, she prepared breakfast which they took together. They later went for a leisure walk within Kangemi market and returned to their home.

The deceased prepared supper which they ate and went to bed.

They had a conversation but they did not reach an agreement. 

On October 3, 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 said after breakfast, he confronted her that she was living with another man and she started shouting that he was not man enough.

The accused told the police that he grabbed her, tried to calm her by blocking her mouth with his right hand while holding her neck with his left hand.

He thought she had calmed down when she went silent.

Mauti, however, realised she was unconscious, he called neighbours to rush her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. 

The case will be mentioned on October 17.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris