Thursday, September 28, 2023 –New twist has emerged into the mysterious killing of Nairobi Hospital Acting Finance Director, Eric Maigo, who was stabbed to death by a female compatriot nearly two weeks ago.
Sources privy to the investigations intimated to sections of the media that the suspect believed to be a minor now claims she had to kill Maigo in her self-defence.
In her statement to the police after arrest, the teenage girl claimed to have been a victim of rape after the diseased picked her along a Nairobi Road.
Recounting what exactly happened between her and the diseased, the girl reportedly told detectives that Maigo picked her up by the roadside as she had been chased from her house due to a misunderstanding with her guardian.
The 16-year-old suspect was on Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Zainabu Abdul at the Milimani Law Courts on a miscellaneous application filed by corporal Patrick Boge who indicated that police needed to conduct mental and age assessments on the suspect as required before any thing can take place.
The court granted the application allowing detectives to detain the accused for the next 21 days pending investigations.
The suspect will undergo both age and mental assessment over the said period before standing the trial.
The DCI is also seeking to establish whether she acted alone or under instructions or if she had other persons in the house where the chilling murder took place.
The girl was arrested on Tuesday night after a Kenyan who called the Fichua line of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI giving credible intelligence that led to the suspect’s arrest.
Maigo’s body was on the 15th of September discovered in a pool of blood in his bedroom bearing 25 stab wounds. Two kitchen knives preserved as evidence were recovered from the scene.
The police also need time to forward the case file to the ODPP for perusal and advice and not limited to the respondent’s production before a court of law for further orders.
The case is now scheduled for mention on October 18.