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Naftali Kinuthia denies hacking university student Ivy Wangeci to death – PHOTOS

Naftali Kinuthia, the man accused of killing Moi University medical trainee Ivy Wangechi, has been charged with murder.

He will spend more nights in police custody after denying the charges on Tuesady when he appeared before Justice Stanley Githinji of the High Court in Eldoret.

Prosecution led by Rosemary Karanja opposed a request by defence lawyer Mbiyu Kamau to have the suspect released on bail.

Naftali Kinuthia, the man accused of killing Moi University medical trainee Ivy Wangechi, has been charged with murder.

The late Wangeci’s family is represented by Caroline Nyakinywa.

“We object the application to have the accused released on bail. Motor vehicle is part of the exhibit since it had crucial exhibits which were found in the vehicle which is currently at the Cyber Crime unit at the Eldoret East CID,” argued Ms Karanja, a plea that was accepted by Justice Githinji.

Ms Nyakinywa had asked the court to have the case transferred to Nairobi, which is near the homes of the deceased and the suspect.

PHOTO | DENNIS LUBANGA

The appeal was however rejected by Justice Githinji who fixed application of the bail on May 9th and hearing on June 10th.

 

Mr Kinuthia arrived at the court premises under tight security clad in black sneakers, blue jeans and a grey hood. He looked composed throughout the court session.

Family members of the victim and that of the accused were also present in the court room.