Widow of murdered Kiru Boys Principal to stay in jail longer


Widow of murdered Kiru Boys Principal to stay in jail longer
Jane Muthoni, wife to the slain Kiru Boys Principal Solomon Mwangi. PHOTO| COURTESY

The widow of murdered Kiru Boys High School principal will remain in custody longer after her bond review failed to proceed since the  judge was away on official duties.

The bond application which had been scheduled for Wednesday will now be heard on January 30.

The widow, Jane Muthoni, had asked the court to review her bond terms, saying her health is deteriorating and has never been taken to hospital despite a court order directing the prison’s administration to do so.

She had further submitted that she needs to acquire school fees for her children who she said were out of school.

During the last hearing, Muthoni lamented that she was unable to pay her lawyers who had been representing her since her detention in 2016, adding that it was becoming hard to argue her case in court.

Kiru Principal Solomon Mwangi was murdered between November 6 and November 11, 2016 with his mutilated body being found in Kiahuria farm, Kiambu County.

Muthoni, a former Icaciri Girls Secondary School head teacher, is charged alongside Mr. Isaac Ng’ang’a with killing Mr. Mwangi in November 2016.

His hands were tied, face badly bruised and some of his teeth were missing. The court has, on four occasions, denied her application for release on bond.

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