Kanari to face murder charges over killing of Muganda


Leonard Kanari

A Nairobi Court has ordered that 35-year-old property developer Leonard Kanari be charged with murder, up-scaling his charges from manslaughter.

While delivering the ruling, Makadara Chief Magistrate Eston Nyaga withdrew manslaughter charges and replaced them with murder following a successful application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) based on investigation findings.

Kanari, who later appeared before Justice Stella Mutuku at the Milimani Court, denied killing the allegations.

Kanari, a licensed gun holder, is alleged to have shot dead Christopher Muganda, a credit officer on the night of 26th and 27th last month at Garden Estate in Nairobi in a love triangle.

The woman at the centre of the dispute and who reported the incident at the Kasarani Police Station has since been identified as Ednah Kariuki.

On that fateful day, Kanari is alleged to have visited his girlfriend’s, (Ednah Kariuki) apartment unannounced at around midnight and found his lover entertaining another man.

The scorned man then drew his pistol and shot the deceased before driving-off.

Christopher Adangi was confirmed dead at a Nairobi clinic where he was rushed with bullet wounds in his stomach.

Kanari will now remain in police custody at Industrial Area until June 16th, 2016 when his advocate is expected to make an application to have him released on bail and bond terms.

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