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Diana Chelele murder: Court frees Kalenjin singer’s ex-husband

The estranged husband of Kalenjin songbird Diana Chemutai, popularly known as Chelele, was on Friday acquitted of killing her.

Eric Musila, an Administration Police officer in the VIP Protection Unit, was acquitted by a Naivasha court after a three-year trial.

He was accused of killing Chelele on January 7, 2016 at Kapkwen in Bomet County.

Eric Musila (left) at the Naivasha High Court on February 10, 2016. PHOTO | MACHARIA MWANGI

Mr Musila has already been found guilty of killing Eldoret-based land surveyor Eliud Kipchirchir Yego.

The judgement made on April 9, 2019 was delivered at the Kisumu Law Courts by High Court Judge Tripsisa Cherere on behalf of Justice David Majanja.

He was accused of killing Mr Yego in 2012 alongside his now deceased wife Chelele.