19 December 2018

Kenya: Key Witnesses in Jamal Nassor's Murder Go Missing

Three important witnesses in the murder of TV actor Jamal Nassor have gone missing prompting the prosecution to ask the court for more time to conduct investigation and determine whether to charge the suspect in custody or not.

The High Court in Machakos ordered Ms Grace Kanamu Namulo, the woman accused of stabbing Mr Nassor to death, be detained until December 27 to allow prosecution conducts further investigation.

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Ms Namulo was arraigned before the court on Tuesday but did not take plea.

The prosecution told the court that three witnesses, who are key to the investigations, cannot be traced.

But the defence argued against holding the suspect for more days citing the case of Migori Governor Okoth Obado in the murder of Sharon Otieno.

Last week, the Mavoko Law Courts detained Ms Namulo for five days to allow prosecution complete investigation.

Ms Namulo who was dressed in black Buibui was averse to being photographed and at one time shouted at photographers to stop taking pictures of her.

She is represented by lawyer Cliff Ombeta.

According to the police report, Ms Namulo is alleged to have stabbed the actor at Arks Hotel in Mlolongo.

"It was reported that Jamal Nassor, 39, was having a party at Arks Hotel near 67 Airport Hotel on the night of December 11, 2018. There was a quarrel between him and his friend Grace Kanamu Namulo, 40. She picked a knife and stabbed him," the police report states.

Mr Nassor was buried in Mombasa County last week.

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