Onesmus Masaku murder: Cop Nancy Njeri pleads not guilty, remanded


Onesmus Masaku murder: Cop Nancy Njeri pleads not guilty, remanded

In Summary

  • Njeri, who is stationed at Makueni Police Station in Wote, is accused of slashing the advocate’s hands at his house on October 7, 2020.
  • Following her arrest, there were claims that the police were trying to cover up the matter to protect their colleague.
  • Over 10 advocates including LSK President Nelson Havi and his deputy Caroline Kamende are representing the deceased lawyer.

Police Constable Nancy Njeri has been remanded after she pleaded not guilty to the charge of killing lawyer Onesmus Masaku.

She will be remanded at the Machakos Police Station and later moved to the Machakos G.K. Prison.

Also Read: Lawyer Onesmus Masaku whose hands were slashed dies at KNH

Njeri, who has since been suspended from the police force, had appeared before High Court Judge David Kenei on Tuesday morning.

The lawyer died at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he had been receiving treatment after his hands were slashed on October 7, 2020.

At the time of the incident, Njeri was stationed at the Makueni Police Station in Wote.

Nancy Njeri (left) and the late lawyer Onesmus Masaku (right). PHOTOS | COURTESY
Nancy Njeri (left) and the late lawyer Onesmus Masaku (right). PHOTOS | COURTESY

 

She is accused of slashing the advocate’s hands using a machete.

It is alleged that the two had an altercation at the lawyer’s house before the incident occurred.

The advocate was rushed to the Makueni Hospital but later transferred to KNH.

Also Read: Makueni police boss Francis Gichui transferred days after officer Nancy Njeri was arrested

Njeri was later arrested and arraigned in court on October 9 where she was charged with causing grievous harm.

The charges were later amended to murder after the lawyer succumbed to his wounds.

LSK President Nelson Havi, his deputy Caroline Kamende and LSK chairman South Eastern Justus Mutia are among a battery of lawyers representing the deceased.

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