- Assad lived above her at an apartment in Kileleshwa.
- The witness told the court the fights escalated to a point where she had to call the Kileleshwa police station.
A neighbor to late rally driver Assad Khan on Wednesday narrated to court how he subjected his multiple girlfriends to violent acts.
Chemutai Korir characterised Assad as a man with a violent temper.
She said on the morning of December 12 last year, there was a violent commotion at his house.
Assad lived above her at an apartment in Kileleshwa.
That morning at around 8 am, Chemutai told the court she was subjected to terrifying sounds that were coming from Assad's house.
"They sounded like heavy pounding on the floor. Assad was yelling and Maxine Wahome was crying," she said.
Maxine is the rally driver charged with the murder of Assad. She has been accused of attacking the late 50-year-old at their apartment in December last year. Assad is reported to have later died in hospital after sustaining an injury.
Chemutai who is testifying against Assad told trial Judge Lilian Mutende that Assad would yell at Wahome telling her to "get the f*#$ out of my house."
"I had him say this twice. There were also mumbling words but I couldn't make out what they were," she added.
The witness said It was not the first time they were fighting. It was a common occurrence only that the latter one was more intense.
As the scuffle ensued, Chemutai proceeded to call the guard downstairs. She identified him as Hassan.
Hassan managed to intervene. But after about five minutes the commotion picked up. Assad using cursive words yelled at Wahome to leave his house.
The witness told the court the fights escalated to a point where she had to call the Kileleshwa police station. She could hear glass breaking and falling from her balcony.
Calls to the police station went unanswered. She then again made calls to the Chairman of the association of where they live. He said he was coming. The area suddenly went silent. Chemutai said she heard the door upstairs open and then close.
"At the same time, I called my cousin to come get me. I was terrified," she said.
As she waited she heard the sound of a man mourning. She looked through the door's peephole but she couldn't tell if it was Assad.
Moments later she saw a lot of blood trickling down the stairs.
She then again made a call to the house guard Hassan. What followed was also known as Kalulu to Chemutai being brought out of the apartment.
He was covered in blood. He was bleeding from a cut wound on the right lower limb.
He was put in a black Nissan by his neighbors with the help of the house guard.
During cross-examination, the witness told Wahomes Advocate Philip Murgor that she knew Assad had a violent temper.
She had seen this side of him since 2013 even before the time he lived with Wahome.
His violent character was evident by how he lived with previous ladies.
"I wouldn't know how many girlfriends but I could guess 6 or 7. They would come and go," said the witness.
Chemutai told the court there was a time she contemplated asking Assad to stop whatever it was but I didn't want to risk it because of his temper.